human microbiome

Afternoon Update
4:33 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/14/12

"The human we see in the mirror is made up of more microbes than human."

Today on NPR: The human body contains about 100 trillion cells, but only maybe one in 10 of those cells is actually human. The rest are from bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. Now, scientists have unveiled the the "human microbiome," which includes 10,000 species and more than 8 million genes.

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