THE MICROBIOME:
REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN…

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All it takes are a few hard-hitting facts from the Human Microbiome Project to appreciate just how much company we keep, even in our most solitary moments:



• The human body contains 10 times more bacteria than it has cells
• More than 50% of our DNA is bacterial in origin
• Over 500 different species have been isolated on skin alone

1 The NIH HMP Working Group et al. Genome Res. 2009;19:2317-2323
2 The Role of Cutaneous Microbiota Harmony in Maintaining a Functional Skin Barrier Hilary E. Baldwin, Neal D. Bhatia, Adam Friedman, Richard Martin, Sophie Seité