More on the Microbiome
The specific combinations of strains of bacteria that live on and in a person can be used to identify an individual—even up to a year later.
Typographer and illustrator Craig Ward sampled the bacteria on subway lines around New York City and photographed his findings.
The microbes that live on and in residents of an Amazonian village with no recorded contact with Western civilization are super-diverse—and some carry genes for antibiotic resistance.
How can hospital stays and the evolution from apes to humans change the diversity of our microbiome?
Rachel Feltman of The Washington Post joins us for a roundup of her top science stories this week.
Researchers discuss how the microbiome might play a role in anxiety, depression, and autism.
A new study investigates the link between the gut and the brain in mice.
A new study shows that nearly two-thirds of new HIV infections in gay and bisexual men in the Netherlands could be prevented with pre-exposure prophylaxis.