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What's the deal with the gut microbiome? (video)

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2015 -- Trillions of microorganisms inhabit our bodies. Scientists call this community the microbiome, and it's one of the hottest topics in research these days. Over the past decade, researchers have learned a lot about the genetics of these microorganisms and the molecules they produce, for better or worse. In this week's Speaking of Chemistry, host Matt Davenport talks with Harvard University researcher Emily Balskus, Ph.D., about the next big things our gut can tell us. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/RNFylE4RNH8.

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