This episode: A harmless strain of bacteria on the skin produces a compound that can prevent tumors from forming!
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Microbe of the episode: Hamiltonella virus APSE1
Nakatsuji T, Chen TH, Butcher AM, Trzoss LL, Nam S-J, Shirakawa KT, Zhou W, Oh J, Otto M, Fenical W, Gallo RL. 2018. A commensal strain of Staphylococcus epidermidis protects against skin neoplasia. Sci Adv 4:eaao4502.
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