microbes http://news.stlpublicradio.org en We’re not alone: healthy humans have more microbes than cells http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/we-re-not-alone-healthy-humans-have-more-microbes-cells <p>Researchers have completed the first comprehensive census of the human &ldquo;microbiome&rdquo; &mdash; the trillions of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that live in and on our bodies.</p><p>The associate director of <a href="http://genome.wustl.edu/">Washington University&rsquo;s Genome Institute</a>, George Weinstock, was one of the project&rsquo;s lead researchers. He says we have about ten times more microbial cells in our body than we have human cells.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:15:19 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3895 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org We’re not alone: healthy humans have more microbes than cells