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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Symbiosis R U

General Bacteria
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Mass sequencing of the Human skin biota shows that we live in close symbiosis with at least 180 species of bacteria on our skin alone.

"Microbes in the body actually outnumber human cells 10-to-1"

"Our microbes are actually, in essence, a part of our body..."

"8 percent of the species [were] previously unknown..."

"The microbes that we have in our body are not accidental. They have evolved with us"

More proof that the organic world is one huge intertwined co-evolving code base.

Ask not what your bacteria are doing for you, but what you are doing for your bacteria.

Read whole article here.


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