11,000 years of isolation: Remote village has unusual gut bacteria

April 20, 2015 1:14 PM

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11,000 years of isolation: Remote village has unusual gut bacteria

People who follow the hunter-gatherer lifestyle and don't have contact with industrialized cultures tend to have more diverse bacteria in and on their bodies. (V. Alounian | Science Advances)

A medical checkup of people living in remote villages deep in the Amazon rainforest in Venezuela has uncovered striking details about these villagers' microbiomes, the bacteria living on and in their bodies, a new study finds.

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