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 Research this week: multiplex genotyping of germline and somatic short tandem repeats, graph-based regularization, and more.
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