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Why we wash our hands: synthetic cells.

The organism: Mycoplasma mycoides The disease:  Bovine pleuralpneumonia Symptoms: respiratory distress, cough, cessation of rumination, anorexia, and severe pleuritic pain.  In cattle, buffalo and yaks.    How it works:  The genus mycoplasma contains many species, some that “infect” humans and cause disease. … Continue reading

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