Americans spend an estimated 92% of their time indoors, yet we know little about the diversity of microbes that exist in the built environment. This collection of microbes (also known as the microbiome) is influenced by where we live, whom we live with, and what we do. The microbiome of our built environments also have an effect on us, e.g., the microbes in a hospital may influence how we recover from illness or injury. Geneticist Jack Gilbert presents the most exciting and recent discoveries from this invisible world.
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