Microbe Research Harnesses Power of DNA Mapping Tools to Explore Metabolism and Disease
By Jeffrey Norris
Next time you reach for that second helping, ask yourself, “Is that the bacteria talking?”
The cells of bacteria and other microbes that live inside us and on our skin outnumber our own cells by about ten-fold. Smaller still, undetected viruses unknown to medicine may be lurking within. Other viruses, called phage, attack some of the bacteria that inhabit us, influencing the balance of power....
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