microbiome!

Probiotics lecture (on this study) Q&A:
Q: One could say mice have shared microbiomes because they eat each other’s poop. Now in reference to humans, do you think there is an application?
A1: Well, I must reference the study on the microbiome of households with dogs that show increased homogeneity within these households vs non-dog households…
A2: There is a proposal that improper hand washing may play a role…heh heh

^__^’ That’s sort of gross. But also sort of fascinating.

For those unfamiliar with the microbiome, which has been BLOWING UP science news:
NYT: Say Hello to the 100 trillion bacteria that make up your microbiome

Nice collection of recent NPR articles

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