Body's hardworking microbes get some overdue respect.

@article{Pennisi2010BodysHM,
  title={Body's hardworking microbes get some overdue respect.},
  author={Elizabeth Pennisi},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={330 6011},
  pages={1619}
}
C R E D IT : A D A P T E D F R O M L . D E T H L E F S E N E T A L ., N A T U R E 4 4 9 ( 1 8 O C T O B E R 2 0 0 7 ) HUMANS HAVE BEEN DOING BATTLE WITH bacteria since the 1800s, thwarting disease with antibiotics, vaccines, and good hygiene with mixed success. But in 2000, Nobel laureate Joshua Lederberg called for an end to the “We good; they evil” thinking that has fueled our war against microbes. “We should think of each host and its parasites as a superorganism with the respective genomes… CONTINUE READING
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