Thursday, June 3, 2010

BBC News - Human gut microbes hold 'second genome'

  "Basically, we are a walking bacterial colony" say the scientists behind this latest report. Interestingly that is precisely what I was telling Mr. Beard's 9th grade classes when I gave my two presentations on our research in Seattle last week. The plot thickens...
In fact, there are more genes in the flora in the intestinal system than the rest of our bodies. So many that they are being dubbed our "second genome".

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