SciCafe: Mapping the Urban Microbiome, Genome, Metagenome


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Every year, scientists are learning more and more about the human microbiome, the collection of microorganisms and bacteria that live in and on our bodies. But what about our “macrobiomes” – the microorganism communities that live in our environments? In this SciCafe, geneticist Chris Mason talks about his desire to get the gene sequence of every thing and place he sees, and the ways in which we can use the information we get from our bodies as well as our environments.

This SciCafe took place at the Museum on February 4, 2015.



Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes (51 mins, 98 MB)

Learn more in a Q&A with Dr. Mason, or watch a video version of this SciCafe below:

The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

This project is supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).