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Scientists call for ‘Noah’s Ark’ of human microbes to prevent ‘growing global health crisis’

As animals and plants across the globe are wiped out, there could be another extinction crisis under way in the guts and skin of people everywhere.  Scientists have warned that humanity faces a health crisis as many of the beneficial microbes that inhabit people’s bodies are being eradicated by antibiotics and processed diets.  In recent decades, rates of diseases like diabetes, asthma and allergies have spiralled, and many researchers have suggested that losses in our “microbiota” could play a role in this.  Read more...



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