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You Are Mainly Microbe… Meet Your Microbiome! | PBS Science Video

October 19, 2017
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Ever not felt completely like yourself? There’s a good reason for that. Because a large part of you . . . isn’t you. Our bodies are home to ten times as many microbes as human cells. We are walking ecosystems, each of us home to thousands of different species on and inside of us. Meet your microbiome!

Sure, some bacteria are dangerous, but without our tiny friends we wouldn’t be here (literally). Enjoy this introduction to your microbiome, and let me know in the comments if you’d like to know more about any part of your personal ecosystem!

This is an installment of the PBS – It’s OK to be Smart series. If no film or link appears in this email, go to the blog to view it by clicking on the blog title above. If the film stops & starts in an annoying manner, press pause (lower left double bars ||) to let it buffer and get ahead of you.  [Chuck Almdale]

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