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Only 1% of our operating system DNA is human
« on: November 25, 2012, 03:56:51 pm »
The human microbiome and what we do to it

Did you know that you and I are only 1% human — we've 90 trillion cells which don't belong to us. Yes we are more bacteria than human.
Have you ever wondered what it means to be human? It turns out that only a tiny percentage of what you and I are made of is actually human — and we need our non-human bits to survive. This part of us now has a name — it's called our microbiome. But we're doing dreadful things to this hidden majority and it's damaging our health as a result. From the Tonic series produced with the assistance of NPS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEZSuwkx7Ik&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLfHAS5YiSdyGAic51GGNe7Q

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Re: Only 1% of our operating system DNA is human
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 12:30:39 am »
This is quite funny to me as I was lecturing this very thing to my biology 11 class two days ago...wish I had this link!

 

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