We found more than 54,000 viruses in people’s poo

25 Jun 2021

VirusResearch published today in Nature Microbiology has identified 54,118 species of virus living in the human gut — 92% of which were previously unknown.

But as we and our colleagues from the Joint Genome Institute and Stanford University in California found, the great majority of these were bacteriophages, or “phages” for short. These viruses “eat” bacteria and can’t attack human cells.

Read the full story via The Conversation