Bellybuttonome | GenomeWeb


Science has finally breached the abyss, the ultimate heart of darkness, the deepest jungle … the belly button.

In a report in PLOS One this week, researchers from a handful of institutions say that they have found more than 2000 bacterial and archaeal phylotypes in the navels of 60 volunteers — an average of 67 different bacteria types per belly button.

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