Reading an interesting post at Genomes Unzipped, “Human genetics is microbial genomics“, which states:
Only 10% of cells on your “human” body are human anyway, the rest are microbial.
Have you read a sentence like that before? So have I. So has a reader who left a comment:
I was wondering if you have a source for “Only 10% of cells on your “human” body are human anyway, the rest are microbial”
It’s a good question. Everyone quotes this figure, almost no-one provides a reference. Let’s go in search of one.
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