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Journey to the fantastical microbe realm hidden right on your face

Your body means the world to the microbes that live on it.
Human body ecosystem to microbes

Your body is home sweet home.

Francesca Baerald

hey camp out on skin, hide between teeth, dwell in stomachs, and make us all stink. Meet your microbiome: the , , and that inhabit Planet You. Up to 50 trillion tiny beings occupy the average body—outnumbering the 30 trillion or so indigenous human cells in and on your person. And just like flora

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