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Richard Parker explains the Skin Microbiome

In 2013, Geneticists and Molecular Biologists Elizabeth Grice and Julia Segre published a definitive paper on The Skin Microbiome. What I found most interesting about this article was that both scientists are part of the National Human Genome Research Institute. This was the first time I became aware of the powerful link between the skin's microscopic life and genetics/Epigenetics.

The Skin Microbiome (and the accompanying subject of "Skin Probiotics") is a hot topic in dermatology and skincare right now. And, as with most 'next big things', there is a smattering of facts and a plethora of potentially harmful products and 'soutions'.

 So I offer my thoughts, based on the work of genetic biologists such as Grice and Segre, over on the Journal.

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