Essay on The Human Body Is Composed Of Trillions Of Cells

955 Words Jul 5th, 2016 4 Pages
The human body is composed of trillions of cells. Each of the cells has a specific role in the function of the human body; however, those cells are outnumbered by microbes. Microbes are microorganisms that have been perceived as invaders, and humans have created many methods to reduce encountering them. However, microbes are almost everywhere and mostly found in the human gut. Microbes range from fungi, protozoa, bacteria to even viruses. Some of those microbes live outside the body, majority inside. The genes for the microbes outnumbers the genes of cells by far. The genetic material for the microbes is referred as the microbiome. The microbiome of each microbe has been linked to having benefits to the human. It has been associated with immune system regulation, vitamins production, and protection against pathogenic bacteria. The recent studies and understanding of the human microbes have initiated many questions among scientist about how microbes contribute to the human health overall, and that’s how the Human Microbiome Project initiated.
The Human Microbiome Project is a worldwide research project to give further insight into the human microbiome and understanding it better. The project is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute. The main purpose of the project is to study the human microbes and cells and identify the role it takes into the health and diseases. It is road mapping a way on how to prevent a certain disease or use microbes as a way to cure…

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