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        Your Body Is an Ecosystem | NOVA Wonders: What’s Living in You?

        Examine some of the science underlying a new paradigm for understanding how the body works, in these videos from NOVA Wonders: What’s Living in You? The human body is like an ecosystem, with trillions of microbes living in us and on us. First, meet Dr. Piotr Naskrecki, who volunteered his body to host bot fly larvae. Then, through computer visualizations, learn about the roles that the viruses, fungi, and bacteria that inhabit the human microbiome play, not only in making you sick, but in keeping you healthy. This resource is part of the NOVA Wonders Collection.

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        An Ecosystem Inside Our Skin

        Learn what an entomologist discovered about the bot fly life cycle and the human body by hosting larvae inside his own skin, in this video from NOVA Wonders: What’s Living in You?

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        The Human Microbiome Explained

        Discover the trillions of viruses, fungi, and bacteria that make up the human microbiome, in this video from NOVA Wonders: What’s Living in You?

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