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    Microbiome

How Your Gut Affects Your Bones - Scientific American Blog Network

We're technically more "other" than we are human. Our bodies contain vastly more microbes than there are stars in the Milky Way-about 100 trillion microbes just in the gut of any single person. This huge and dizzying ecosystem of tiny critters, mostly bacteria, is referred to as the gut microbiome, and it helps make us who we are.

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