Bacteria Outnumber Cells in Human Body 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.
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Bacteria Outnumber Cells in Human Body

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.