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SciCafe: Microbes in the House

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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 is influenced by where we live, whom we live with, and what we do, but it also can have an effect on us and our health. In this SciCafe, geneticist Jack Gilbert presents the most exciting and recent discoveries from this invisible world.

This SciCafe took place at the Museum on December 2, 2015.



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For more on the rapidly evolving science that’s revealing the complexities of the human microbiome, visit the Museum’s exhibition The Secret World Inside You.

SciCafe: Microbes in the HouseThe Secret World Inside You, and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  

Generous support for The Secret World Inside You and its educational resources has been provided by the Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation and the Milstein Family.

The Secret World Inside You is proudly supported by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

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