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The Belly Button Biodiversity Project

By Gerard @presurfer
The Belly Button Biodiversity Project
You are alive, but just how alive? Very little is known about the life that breathes all over us. Each person's microbial jungle is so rich, colorful, and dynamic that in all likelihood your body hosts species that no scientist has ever studied. Your navel may well be one of the last biological frontiers. It is time then, to explore. Sampling the nation for Belly Button Bacteria.
A group of biologists and science communicators from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences want to know what lives on us.
The Belly Button Biodiversity Project is as much about teaching as it is about learning. We imagine germs as bad, and yet most are not. Most are either good or simply present.
(thanks Mark)The Presurfer

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