Friday, 15 January 2016

Body's Bacteria Don't Outnumber Human Cells So Much After All

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It was long thought that human bodies contain 10 times as many bacteria as human cells. But new calculations suggest this isn't true. A 'standard man' has roughly the same number of bacteria and human cells in his body.

This average guy would be composed of about 40 trillion bacteria and 30 trillion human cells. That's a ratio of 1.3 bacteria to every one human cell.

(via Humanyms)

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