During their evolution from land to sea, the genomes of marine mammals lost the function of a number of genes common in terrestrial animals. Genes for smell and taste, for example, unsuprisingly underwent many changes.
Pesticide exposure in farmworkers from agricultural communities is associated with changes in the mouth microbiome. The first study to demonstrate such a correlation in humans was published Nov.
While health-conscious individuals understand the benefits of eating fresh fruits and veggies, they may not be aware of the volume of pesticides they could be ingesting with their vitamin C and fiber.