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Living Together Brings Couples’ Microbiomes Together

Couples who live together share many things: Bedrooms, bathrooms, food, and even bacteria. After analyzing skin microbiomes from cohabitating couples, microbial ecologists at the University of Waterloo, in Canada, found that people who live together significantly influence the microbial communities on each other’s skin.

I am the Public Relations Coordinator at the American Society for Microbiology, and there is a new press release on the skin microbiome of couples that may be of interest. The report was published last week in mSystems, an open-access journal of ASM.


Joanna Urban

Public Relations Coordinator American Society for Microbiology

One thought on “Living Together Brings Couples’ Microbiomes Together

  1. I enjoyed your blog and the attached article. I feel that this blog is one that many can relate to and many couples can learn something from. I thought it was very interesting that they can match couples according to the microbes found on their body.

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