Explained: What Is metatranscriptomics?

Metatranscriptomics enables researchers to peer into the microbiome to determine unique microbial functions and develop new therapeutics.

Bacteria are not the only residents of the human microbiome. Assorted viruses, fungi, and other microbes disperse throughout the human body from the tips of toes to the innermost crevasses of the intestines. Metatranscriptomics allows researchers to discern the complex functions of varying microbial populations, providing insights into human health and disease.

Download this explainer article from Illumina to learn more about the human microbiome and how researchers leverage metatranscriptomics for microbiome-based drug discovery and precision medicine.  

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