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How the Human Microbiome Project Works


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If it was possible to take a full scan of all of the DNA of every cell in and on your body the results would be startling: Only 1 percent would be human. The other 99 percent comprises all of the bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microbes you literally cannot live without.

Topics in this Podcast: microbiome, digestion, dna, bacteria


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