Microbiomes Extend Beyond Gut Into World Around Us, Research Shows

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There's been a lot of buzz about the microbiome lately -- that ecosystem of bacteria and fungi that people often associate with their gut. But a new study shows that our personal microbiomes extend into the environments around us. We take a look at the research and the implications it has for everything from designing buildings to treating superbugs.

Guests:

Nick Stockton, science writer for Wired

James Meadow, data scientist with Phylagen and lead author of a University of Oregon study published this week, "Humans Differ in Their Personal Microbial Cloud"

Jonathan Eisen, professor at the Genome Center at UC Davis whose research focuses on communities of microbes

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