Monday, August 13, 2012

Sparsity in Everything: The Gut Microbiome

While the Human genome is the stuff of much investigation, it seems that bacteria make up 90 percent of our body and those populaitions are not the same from one individual to another. The question asked by Eric Alm in this video is: How does the microbiome changes in the gut and the answer is: not much. Only sparse events such as food poisoning change the bacteria population.

(via the Symbionticism blog)

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