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Jonathan Eisen - Mapping bacteria in your belly button and around the world (video)














Jonathan Eisen wants to make a field guide for microbes. Eisen, who is a professor at the University of California at Davis, likens what he wants to create to the field guides that exist for birds. With DNA sequencing and better tools, Eisen thinks we can map the diversity of microbes on humans as well as around the world. So I asked him at the Compass Summit in Los Angeles, are we more human or more bacteria.
 
 

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