craig venter

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Space Station Live: Not Immune to Microbes

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NASA Commentator Lori Meggs at the Marshall Space Flight Center speaks with Alexander Voorhies, a genetics researcher at the J. Craig Venter Institute, about a study gathering data on the types of organisms that are on the skin and in the gastrointestinal tracts of the crew members on the International Space Station, and how those microbes affect the immune systems. What researchers are learning in this experiment could have an impact on long duration missions and on people on Earth. Watch Space Station Live, weekdays at 11am eastern. http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html