Bacterial Ecosystems Abound On Our Skin Bacterial colonies flourish on human skin, occupying moist bellybuttons, oily brows and even the parched plains of the forearm. Skin scientist Julie Segre talks about mapping these diverse bacterial ecosystems — and how the bacteria populations may affect skin health.
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Bacterial Ecosystems Abound On Our Skin

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Bacterial Ecosystems Abound On Our Skin

Bacterial Ecosystems Abound On Our Skin

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Bacterial colonies flourish on human skin, occupying moist bellybuttons, oily brows and even the parched plains of the forearm. Skin scientist Julie Segre talks about mapping these diverse bacterial ecosystems — and how the bacteria populations may affect skin health.