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The New York Times report on a synthetic human microbiome that has been created for the first time combining 119 species of bacteria naturally found in the human body.

Dr Kiran Patil provided his expert comment on the work. Kiran commented: “It is remarkable how a hundred-plus human gut strains form a stable and resilient community. It’s like a hundred-piece puzzle that looks daunting, but then you just mix and shake the pieces, and presto! The puzzle solves itself.”

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