The human body is teeming with microorganisms. "John Donne said 'no man is an island,' and Jefferson Airplane said 'He’s a peninsula,' but it now looks like he's actually a metropolis," writes Richard Conniff at Smithsonian magazine.
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In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.
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