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    The Newest Trend in Building Design: Microbes

    They’re more than meets the eye. All buildings are teeming with living microscopic organisms, but exposure to some of these microbes can boost the immune system. Now scientists in the field of indoor microbiology are finding ways to design buildings to work with those microbes, possibly seeding homes with good ones rather than trying to seal inhabitants in sterile environments. As DNA sequencing makes the science more accessible, researchers are looking into microbes’ effects on mental health and asthma, and how the right microscopic organisms can fight for you.

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