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The Evolving Human Biome

February 17, 2016

We exist in symbiotic relationships with specialized microbial communities that inhabit our bodies. In this sense, we are super-organisms and our microbes affect many aspects of our physiology. Modern lifestyles, the widespread use of antibiotics and altered diet have caused a loss of microbial diversity in our bodies accompanied by the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Dr. Khoruts will describe his work to develop new therapeutic interventions to repair the invisible and unfolding ecological crisis within.

Commentator:  Prof. Dan Knights, PhD
The BioTechnology Institute and Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota

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