We live in a microbial world; both from an evolutionary, biochemical, and an ecological perspective.
Our bodies are no exception. The mammalian gut harbors microorganisms (the microbiota) of vast phylogentic, genomic, and metabolic diversity, and recent years have seen a rapid development in the techniques for studying these complex microbial ecosystems. It is increasingly apparent that the GIT microbiota plays an intricate role in human health and disease.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
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