The idea that the microbiome plays a more important role in human health has gathered momentum in the past decade.A key feature is that unlike our own DNA, it is not static: we can change its composition by adding “beneficial” bacteria. The US National Institutes of Health recently completed a $115m project investigating the microbiome.
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