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The Human Gut Is A Real Melting Pot

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The Human Gut Is A Real Melting Pot

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The Human Gut Is A Real Melting Pot

The Human Gut Is A Real Melting Pot

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Scientists found 5,600 different species or strains of bacteria living in human intestines, making gut bacteria 10 times more diverse than expected. David Relman, one of the authors of the study, explains the findings and how a common antibiotic disrupts this bacterial community.

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