The second genome: your microbes
You are not, in fact, a single organism, but a â€˜supra-organismalâ€™ creature made up of and intimately mixing with trillions of microbes. And the latest research shows these alien invaders could be responsible for a surprising array of our medical conditions from obesity to inflammatory bowel disease and may even play important roles in the development of cancer....More @ The second genome: your microbes | COSMOS magazine:
Note from The Pundit:
The author, Elizabeth Finkel, of this microbe genome piece at COSMOS linked to above is really well equipped to translate genome science into stories real people can understand. Ms Finkel has recently published a book about The Genome Generation, which has an interesting chapter excerpt about the work on HIV of Dr. Max Essex that's available for reading via the link to the webpage of The Harvard School of Public Health provided just below:
EXCERPT FROM ELIZABETH FINKEL'S THE GENOME GENERATION
"In her new book, The Genome Generation, journalist Elizabeth Finkel explores what we've learned in the ten years since the complete sequencing of the human genome. Her chapter on HIV/AIDS features Dr. Max Essex, Chair of HAI, and his work examining the genetics of the people of southern Africa, where the epidemic has hit hardest...."
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