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    VMC team members
    gather to discuss progress in the Multi-Omic Microbiome Study-Pregnancy Initiative.
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    We've profiled the vaginal microbiome of thousands of women
    with a range of clinical diagnoses using omics technologies, and we've sequenced genomes of hundreds of bacterial isolates and metagenomes of clinical interest.
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    Update: VMC researchers publish
    findings on the vaginal microbiome, pregnancy and preterm birth from the Multi-Omic Microbiome Study: Pregnancy Initiative (MOMS-PI).

Welcome to the Vaginal Microbiome Consortium, the VMC! We are a group of researchers studying the impact of the vaginal microbiome on women's health. The VMC is a highly interdisciplinary team in which clinicians, microbiologists, computational biologists, bioinformaticists, statisticians, genomic scientists, and human geneticists work collaboratively to analyze, interpret and publish our findings. Thousands of women have already contributed samples and information to the VMC through the Multi'Omic Microbiome Study-Pregnancy Initiative (MOMS-PI) and Vaginal Human Microbiome Project (VaHMP) at VCU, both funded through the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), an NIH Common Fund Initiative. MOMS-PI was cofunded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Office of Research on Women's Health and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. MOMS-PI was a collaboration between VCU and GAPPS.

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