Entries by jmorgan

What We are Missing

Movie trailers can tell us a lot about a film. But they’re only two minutes, and only give enough information to pique our interest. That’s kind of where we are in microbiology. We know there are lots and lots of interesting microbes out in the world: in our guts, on our skin, in the soil […]

We are not Alone

As science becomes more sophisticated, we learn that some things we thought were inconsequential are actually quite important. “Junk” DNA is a perfect example. It’s doing a lot more than we previously suspected. The same is true of the microbiome. Over the years, our understanding has evolved from not being particularly concerned either way, to […]