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Planet Earth

Evolved For Sushi

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerApril 7, 2010 9:11 PM

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Ed Yong, thankfully, is all over a new study on how the microbes in the guts Japanese people acquired genes from ocean germs to digest sushi. It's yet another example of the mind-blowing science emerging from the study of our microbiome--the trillions of non-human organisms that share our body with us. For more on the microbiome, listen to my recent podcast with microbiomist (I just made that up, but it feels so right) Rob Knight. I'd have blogged on this too, but I'm busy with something in the works for tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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