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  •  I'm not a professor, but... (7+ / 0-)

    ... the assertions re: dangers inherent in loss of microbiome are not Spectre's they are NYU Prof. Martin Blaser's. Dr. Blaser provides a wealth of links to his research and that of his colleagues on his lab's homepage. I don't claim to have read or fully understand all of the publications and podcasts cited, but from those I have looked at I've concluded that Spectre's piece is a fair and measured assessment of where an emerging direction of scientific inquiry is pointing. The full article is well worth a read if one has access to The New Yorker of 22 Oct 2012.

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