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Microbes inside you outnumber your cells, maybe by ten to one.

Are your microbes making you moody?

... we should almost regard ourselves as passengers in our own bodies, because the microbes that hitch a ride on us outnumber our own cells over fifty fold.  The average human intestine is ...

Salmon Sushi

Sushi-digesting marine gene turns up in human intestines

... into the guts of aJapanese sushi-eaters whereupon their own bacterial flora have grabbed the genes and incorporated them into their own metabolic repertoire. In this way they've equipped ...

Molecular clockwork cut out

Seasonal changes in the human microbiome

... in western Tanzania. The Hadza are do not have farm their own crops or livestock but instead are hunter gatherers. ...