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Bacteria Are Picky About Their Homes on Human Skin

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Science  23 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5879, pp. 1001
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5879.1001

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In anticipation of a $115 million, 5-year effort by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, researchers are conducting a census of some of the trillions of bacteria that live within and upon human skin.