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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The skin microbiomes of people living in megacities are more fragile than those of people living in smaller urban areas.

Skin diseases like atopic dermatitis are more common among people who live in large urban locations, leading Woo Jun Sul at Chung-Ang University in South Korea and his colleagues to suspect that the skin microbiomes of people in megacities might differ from those of people in smaller cities.

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