Your Face Mites Are Family Heirlooms

Please don’t want panic, but there’s something crawling on your face. Thousands of them actually, and they’ve been there your entire life.

“They” are part of the species Demodex, known commonly as face mites, and are eight-legged arthropods that live in your hair follicles and snack on dead skin cells. Thankfully, our mites go about their business unnoticed, but not by Michelle Trautwein. She and a group of researchers at Bowdoin College and the California Academy of Sciences have been an

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