NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine's Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research will use an $11.8 million contract with the National Institutes of Health and the University of South Florida to determine whether and how organisms in the human microbiome may be involved in the risk of type 1 diabetes.

The study is part of The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) project, a $169 million multi-center and international initiative funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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