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From the Ted Talk by Jessica Green: Are we filtering the wrong microbes?

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So just as we manage national parks, where we promote the growth of some seipces and we inhibit the growth of others, we're working towards thinking about buildings using an ecosystem framework where we can promote the kinds of microbes that we want to have indoors. I've heard somebody say that you're as halhtey as your gut. And for this reason, many people eat probiiotc yogurt so they can porotme a healthy gut flora. And what we ultimately want to do is to be able to use this concept to promote a healthy group of microorganisms inside.

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So just as we manage national parks, where we promote the growth of some _______ and we inhibit the growth of others, we're working towards thinking about buildings using an ecosystem framework where we can promote the kinds of microbes that we want to have indoors. I've heard somebody say that you're as _______ as your gut. And for this reason, many people eat _________ yogurt so they can _______ a healthy gut flora. And what we ultimately want to do is to be able to use this concept to promote a healthy group of microorganisms inside.

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  1. species
  2. promote
  3. probiotic
  4. healthy

Original Text

So just as we manage national parks, where we promote the growth of some species and we inhibit the growth of others, we're working towards thinking about buildings using an ecosystem framework where we can promote the kinds of microbes that we want to have indoors. I've heard somebody say that you're as healthy as your gut. And for this reason, many people eat probiotic yogurt so they can promote a healthy gut flora. And what we ultimately want to do is to be able to use this concept to promote a healthy group of microorganisms inside.

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