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Wed 8 AM | How Microbes Can Reveal Where We're From


There's a whole ecosystem living inside each of us, each one different from the next. And the microbiome inside of us is reflected by similar ecosystems outside the body.

Recent research from the University of Maryland School of Medicineshows that each city has a unique microbiome, a collection of viruses and bacteria that make the place identifiable, like a fingerprint.

Dr. Lynn Schriml stops by to talk about the findings.

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