Ever wonder about the trillions of microbes that live on your skin, in your muscles and organs, even inside your brain? Watch our helpful animation to learn a little bit more about what microbiota and your microbiome is. Also on our YouTube channel. Music credit: Jam On The Brakes by Red Lion.
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