Skin microbiome: genomics-based insights into the diversity and role of skin microbes

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Recent advances in DNA sequencing methodology have enabled studies of human skin microbes that circumvent difficulties in isolating and characterizing fastidious microbes. Sequence-based approaches have identified greater diversity of cutaneous bacteria than studies using traditional cultivation techniques. However, improved sequencing technologies and analytical methods are needed to study all skin microbes, including bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses, and mites, and how they interact with each other and their human hosts. This review discusses current skin microbiome research, with a primary focus on bacteria, and the challenges facing investigators striving to understand how skin micro-organisms contribute to health and disease.

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