Interactively explore human microbiome

I found this very fascinating; even if you choose not to click on each label to learn about the bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms that maintain human health, by looking at different parts of the human body, one becomes more aware of its amazing complexity.

The body contains 10 times more bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms than human cells. Most of these species are harmless—although they can still cause illness if they wind up in the wrong place. In addition, researchers are beginning to learn exactly how some microbial species in the body help digestion and contribute to regulation of appetite and the immune system.

To explore it interactively go here.

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