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The former band White Zombie is famous for its song “More Human Than Human,” but it appears that when it comes to how many cells in your body are actually human, "Less Human Than Human" might be more accurate.

Indeed, in both the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, one of the hot topics of research is the human “microbiome” or the communities of microbes that make up a significant portion of the human body. Although the microbiome is currently a popular area of scientific research, the notion that a major portion of our cellular composition is not human is not a recent idea.

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