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Meeting the wonderful members of the human microbiome

Microbes are often perceived as dangerous nuisances responsible for fatal diseases like tuberculosis. Yet, despite the negative connotations attached to their colloquial name, “germ,” trillions of harmless microbes live on our skin and within the human body, and help us survive and thrive.  Lactobacillus: The plastic maker  Lactobacillus is a family […]