If you haven’t encountered genetic testing in your own healthcare, just wait. The era of genomic medicine is here. But with a population that has received little education about DNA and genes, how are we going to make sense of this new stream of information? Genomic literacy gets a lot of attention in the scientific community.
There’s a new wave of research about microbiomes–trillions of microbes that cover our bodies. The research could lead to products that improve our health. BY Meredith Salisbury | Health | Aug 29, 2019
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You may fondly think of yourself as human, but the trillions of microbes that call your body home might consider that a little inaccurate. These microbes—mostly bacteria—take up residence in every nook and cranny in the body.
You may fondly think of yourself as human, but the trillionsof microbes that call your body home might consider that a little inaccurate. Thesemicrobes — mostly bacteria — take up residence in every nook and cranny in thebody. Collectively, they’re called the microbiome.