I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us
Every animal, whether human, squid or wasp, is home to trillions of bacteria and other microbes. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behavior, and bombard us with their genes. Join New York Times best-selling author Ed Yong take us on a tour through our microbial partners. Find out how bacteria have shaped animal evolution and human health, why breastfeeding is about more than just babies, how animals can survive without mouths or guts, and why Australian scientists are fighting tropical diseases by releasing infected mosquitoes. Reception to follow.
Hosted by the Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI).
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