The human virome

CATCHY news and research items about faecal transplantation have set some medical practitioners and their patients thinking about our microbiome, the microbes that inhabit our body.

Most information is known about bacteria, but other microbes and infectious agents are also part of our microbiome.

Information is emerging that we need bacteria in non-sterile sites for normal health. Globally, collaborative studies have been initiated to determine what is the range of ‘normal’ bacterial microbiome for gastrointestinal tract, vagina, skin and