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Exploring the microbes that inhabit our bodies

Exploring the microbes that inhabit our bodies

We’ve written previously about how researchers at Stanford and elsewhere are working to determine how microscopic ecosystems that exist in and on the human body may impact personal health. A video posted today on the TEDEducation YouTube channel offers a good primer on how the various species of bacteria populating our skin, mouths, digestive tracks and other areas make us intrinsically unique and influence our well-being.

Previously: Naval gazing: Belly Button Biodiversity project identifies thousands of bacteria speciesCultivating the human microbiome and Contemplating how our human microbiome influences personal health

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