Preview – The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

Dr Chris van Tulleken, Dr Xand van Tulleken

In order to gain a greater understanding of how our bodies grow and change, Chris and Xand van Tulleken explore the human body.

They discover the reasons why we spend more time as a child than any other species and reveal the communities of microbes – our microbiome – that we cultivate throughout our lives. They also uncover the mysterious trigger for our transformation from child to adult and, for the first time, show the remarkable spark of life that is emitted when sperm and egg first meet.

The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed, Monday, 9 pm – BBC Two

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