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adyyc t1_iwf3jdu wrote

for sure it affects, apparently “the number of bacteria in the body is actually of the same order as the number of human cells” … we fluctuate between being more or less than 50% human😅🤦‍♂️


Sergeace t1_iwfzbm2 wrote

This is significant because we now know we have 3 sources of genetic material within ourselves: our own chromosomal DNA, our circular mitochondrial DNA (inherited by our mother's mitochondrial DNA), and gut biome DNA.

Research has shown that gut biome DNA has been responsible for protein synthesis that is released in our bodies, but the implications of this still needs tons more research. As technology develops and knowledge is shared, we will hopefully further our understanding of this unique relationship between our brains and gut.