Ed Yong in The New York Times

3rd November 2014

There Is No ‘Healthy’ Microbiome.

LONDON — In the late 17th century, the Dutch naturalist Anton van Leeuwenhoek looked at his own dental plaque through a microscope and saw a world of tiny cells “very prettily a-moving.”

He could not have predicted that a few centuries later, the trillions of microbes that share our lives — collectively known as the microbiome — would rank among the hottest areas of biology…

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/opinion/sunday/there-is-no-healthy-mic…

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