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Strangers in Our Midst

In Microbiome, Species Diversity Meets Functional Convergence

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Monday, June 25, 2012

Human cells are a minority in their own body, outnumbered 10 to one by cells of the microbiome, commensal microorganisms. "Ninety percent of the DNA that we're carrying around is bacterial," Peter DiLaura told BioWorld Insight, with some viruses and fungi thrown in for good measure.

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