Webcasts on the Human Microbiome
Posted on February 27, 2016 Comments (2)
The human microbiome is a very interesting aspect of our health and biology.
The 99% figure they quote is mainly silly. It might be technically accurate, but it is much more misleading than accurate (if it is accurate). We have more non-human cells than human but those cells are much smaller and we are overwhelmingly made up of human cells by weight (95+%).
The complexity of healthy bodies is far from understood. It is interesting to watch our understanding of the balancing act going on inside of us. Many foreign “invaders” are critical to our health.
Related: People are Superorganisms With Microbiomes of Thousands of Species – People Have More Bacterial Cells than Human Cells – Fighting Superbugs with Superhero Bugs – We Have Thousands of Viruses In Us All the Time
Four prominent experts give 15 minute presentations about our microbiome and then discuss ideas and answer questions at the Boston Museum of Science: