Do gut microbes migrate? That what one microbiologist asked his colleagues at the International Human Microbiome Congress in Paris in March, says Veronique Greenwood at the 80beats blog. The University of Toronto's James Scott made a presentation on the gut microbiomes of babies, and said that he found the same microbes in the babies' poop as in the dust in their homes.

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