Humans are each home to trillions of microbes that have a widespread impact on our physiology and predisposition to disease. Peter Turnbaugh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF, explains.
Eating for Two Trillion: Dietary Intake Shapes Our Resident Gut Microbes
Video Dec 03, 2017 | Original Video from University of California Television
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