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2012-06-21 21:03:28

Billions of bacteria within, essential for immune function, are ours alone Gut bacteria's key role in immunity is tuned to the host species, researchers have found, suggesting that the superabundant microbes lining our digestive tract evolved with us–a tantalizing clue in the mysterious recent spike in human autoimmune disorders. A new study reports that the superabundance of microbial life lining our GI tracts has coevolved with us. These internal bacteria, which are essential...