Extending the definition of what constitutes human biology
We at Second Genome go beyond human biology when searching for drug targets and therapies.
We are more than ourselves, we are a composed of human biology and microbes.
Microbes are master biochemists that have been modulating human biology since the beginning through excreted molecules.
Some of these proteins and metabolites are beneficial and a source of future novel therapeutics.
We’ve built a platform to define and mine those molecules.
- ~25,000 genes in human genome
- x200 genes in human microbiome
- 30 trillion human cells
- 39 trillion microbial cells
Partnerships that deliver
Drug and biomarker discovery, 4 year contract, $38M upfront.
Predictive biomarker discovery in Crohn’s Disease.
Microbiome, metabolites and the Mind (M3) ASD biomarkers, therapeutic discovery. Therapeutic metabolites discovered.
Antimicrobial discovery for pesticides. Milestone delivered.