Science writer at The Atlantic. Author of I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, a New York Times bestseller on animal-microbe partnerships http://smarturl.it/icontainmultitudes

Microbes, Viruses and Destiny

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Gut reaction: the surprising power of microbes

By Ed Yong
theguardian.com — Squarespace 'So, what's in the thermos?" I asked. I was standing in a lift at Washington University in St Louis, with Professor Jeff Gordon and two of his students, one of whom was holding a metal canister. "Just some faecal pellets in tubes," she said.

The Thirsty Little Snake That Swam Across The World

By Ed Yong
theatlantic.com — It's always dehydrated, and it's not a great swimmer, but it can somehow cross oceans. For us to continue writing great stories, we need to display ads. Please select the extension that is blocking ads. Please follow the steps below

A Tiny Jellyfish Relative Just Shut Down Yellowstone River

By Ed Yong
theatlantic.com — The parasite has devastated the whitefish population and is now threatening the trout. For us to continue writing great stories, we need to display ads. Please select the extension that is blocking ads. Please follow the steps below The dead fish release large numbers of tiny seed-shaped spores, each comprising just six cells.

Trillions of Tiny Dictators

wsj.com — Genetics discoveries dominated 20th-century biology, but microbes are so far owning the 21st. Two additions to the already groaning bookshelves on the subject show how these tiny organisms have taken over our bodies and maybe even our minds.

The Strange Case of the Butterfly and the Male-Murdering Microbe

Eating Yogurt Is Not Enough: Rebalancing The Ecosystem Of 'The Microbes Within Us'

npr.org — The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life Hardcover, 355 pages | close overlay Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes, says someday we might be able to improve our health by taking probiotics, but "we are still in the very early stages of working out how to do this."

How Fins Evolved Into Hands and Feet

By Ed Yong
theatlantic.com — ​CRISPR, the powerful new gene-editing technique, has helped to solve a fishy mystery about how our fingers and toes evolved.

The Counterintuitive Way That Microbes Survive in Antarctica

Ed Yong - I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

By Ed Yong
politics-prose.com — Once known simply as "germs" and feared as disease-carriers, microorganisms are now known to perform a wide range of beneficial functions in their particular ecosystems; in fact, these life-sustaining organisms far outnumber the pathogens.
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Aug 28, 2016

@leaptofly1982 My usual answer: don't expect panaceas but if you like those foods, eat them! If they make you feel better, great.

Aug 28, 2016

Come join me at the Royal Institution on Thursday for an evening. Amazing science! Fun stories! Terrible puns!  http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2016/september/public-i-contain-multitudes 

Aug 27, 2016

RT @mccrabb_will: I'm fighting an ulcer due to horrific studio notes on a project I'm about to give up on. Then, I read this. https://t.co/nob2mt0CDW

Aug 27, 2016

@HCPG I don't drink it. And my view is the same as for all similar foods: eat/drink it if you enjoy it.


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