Bacteria Outnumber Cells in Human Body Facebook Twitter Google+ Email July 1, 20064:00 PM ET The human body contains 20 times more microbes than it does cells. In fact, a visitor from outer space might think the human race is just one big chain of microbe hotels. NPR's Robert Krulwich reports. Facebook Twitter Google+ Email We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.