I am a Freakin Rain forest!

I just read this, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/science/21gut.html?_r=1 and I am completely amazed (it don't usually take much). To sum up what it says if your to lazy to click: our bodies (guts) host one of three types of bacterial ecosystems. These bacterial ecosystems are different from each other and and one day can be used to differentiate between types of people the same way blood types do. So I have a bacteria type and a blood type. I am the Amazon! :)

What is really fasinating is that the scientist have not found a link between race or sex or age and the bacteria in a gut. So it is not like you just pick up the same bacteria that your family has. So many implications... read the article :)

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