Thursday, June 3, 2010

BBC News - Forensic role for hand bacteria

  "You are ALMOST as unique as your bacteria" it turns out! While we've all heard aphorisms like "the clothes make the man" and "you are what you eat" the reality is that what truly makes us unique is the particular congregation of bacteria that live on us -- in fact they turn out to be more predictive of who we are th...en our own genome, as indicated by the twin studies done to date. Hmmm... perhaps we really are mere "spaceships" for micro-organisms longing to leave the hypersea...

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Researchers in the US discovered that the "communities" of bacteria living on a person's skin are different for each individual.

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