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May 29, 2023

Study dives into babies diapers to check out viruses and bacteria

A study involving researchers from Laval University found that the gut microbiota of babies contains 10 times more viruses than it does bacteria, and the vast majority of these viruses are unknown to scientists. The international research team spent five years examining the diaper contents of 647 one-year-old Danish babies. They found 10,000 species of viruses in their feces from 248 viral families, only 16 of which were previously known. Source

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