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The Wild Life Of Our Bodies (Rebroadcast)

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The Wild Life Of Our Bodies (Rebroadcast) Rob Dunn likes bugs; specifically very tiny or even microscopic bugs that inhabit our bodies. His studies show that there may be more organisms living inside and on us than we have cells. The NC State Biology Professor also contends that the existence of parasites, mutualists and pathogens in our bodies is a result of millions of years of evolution and that we need these creatures to stay in harmony with nature. Dunn says modern efforts to further sterilize ourselves and our environments could have a detrimental effect in the long run. We find out what he means. Originally Aired: 6/24/2011 Guest Rob Dunn - Author, The Wild Life of Our Bodies and Professor in the Biology Dept. at NC State University Add and read comments