From James Gallagher at BBC:
Prof Rob Knight, from University of California San Diego, told the BBC: “You’re more microbe than you are human.”
Originally it was thought our cells were outnumbered 10 to one.
“That’s been refined much closer to one-to-one, so the current estimate is you’re about 43% human if you’re counting up all the cells,” he says.More.
Well, if that’s true, human life is not at all what the lectern splinterers claim.
See also: If viruses can evolve in parallel in related species… ?
Science fictions series 4: Naturalism and the human mind