We Are Our Microbiome.
The end of Fox News.
1. Jennifer Doudna:
Well, it’s become more and more clear that we are our microbiome. And that’s only become clear in the last, I don’t know, decade or so. Before that, there was a sense that microorganisms are a very different kingdom of life, and they were studied one at a time and cultured in a laboratory dish. But increasingly we’re recognizing that they’re everywhere. Like, we have more microbes in our bodies than we have human cells! It’s crazy.
Wired magazine’s interview with Ms. Doudna is worth reading in full. She won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 (with Emmanuelle Charpentier). She was the subject of a best-selling book by Walter Isaacson, “The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race.” (Sources: wired.com, nobelprize.org, amazon.com)
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