January 2013

‘We are 90% bacteria,’ says researcher for Hospital Microbiome Project

Biologist Daniel Smith crouched in an empty patient room at the new University of Chicago hospital and dragged a white cotton swab across the gleaming tile. Smith studied the dust-smudged tip before breaking it off into a plastic tube labeled "floor." "A good sample for us," said Smith, securing the tiny vial in a box [...]

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