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Human Microbiome Project: First detailed studies describe diversity, variety, and function of microbes in people

Human beings are ecosystems on two legs, each of us carrying enough microbes to outnumber our human cells by 10 to 1 and our genes by even more. Identifying the dizzying numbers of bacteria and other microbes that live in and on our bodies is like exploring a new planet. You need much more than telescopes and charts to map the unknown territory called our microbiomes – and explorers to take a census of the inhabitants....

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Source: PhysOrg - Wednesday, 13 June, 2012


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