A policy paper published today in the journal Science highlights the importance of applying microbiome research to address critical issues in agriculture and other areas.  AgBiome founder and Scientific advisory board member Jeff Dangl and AgBiome scientist James Henriksen joined 46 prominent researchers in the Unified Microbiome Initiative as authors. 
Alivisatos et al. 2015. “A Unified Initiative to Harness Earth’s Microbiomes.” Science, October, aac8480. doi:10.1126/science.aac8480.
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