a: Bacteria ~
b: fingerprints

What: "Bacteria are like fingerprints. Once you are born with them, they never change. Around 80 per cent of the bacteria in your gut were transmitted from your mother during birth. The bacteria in your system today are roughly the same composition as the bacteria that lived there when you were an infant."

Writer: Vir Sanghvi
Date: Oct 25 2013 5:07 PM

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