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9 Amazing and Gross Things Scientists Discovered About Microbes

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9 Amazing and Gross Things Scientists Discovered About Microbes

We can’t see them, but they are all around us. On us. In us. Our personal microbes—not to mention those in the environment around us—have us outnumbered by orders of magnitude, but scientists are only beginning to understand how they influence our health and other aspects of our lives. It’s an increasingly hot area of science, though, and this past year saw lots of interesting developments. Here are some of the highlights. When you move, your microbes move with you In a study published in Science in August, scientists cataloged the microbes of seven families, swabbing the hands, feet, and...

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