Video Map of the Mouth Microbes
Dr. Gary Borisy and his colleagues were recently featured in several media outlets including this video on STAT. This story highlights the group's work on a new technique to comprehensively analyze the human oral microbiome—and offer greater knowledge of the diversity of the bacteria in the mouth. For the first-time, scientists can provide high-resolution bacterial classification at the sub-species level. This work will enable researchers to more closely examine the role of bacterial communities in health and disease.