Microbes played a significant role in human evolution, study says
In this undated photo released by Micropia on September 30, 2014, Petri dishes are displayed with microbes growing in them, on display at Amsterdam's Micropia museum (AFP)
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Human children remain dependent on their parents far longer than other animals, and elderly people live a comparably long time after their reproductive cycles have come to an end. What causes this unusual phenomenon? Researchers from New York University (NYU) and Vanderbilt University believe that a person's microbiome,…