Ed Yong for I Contain Multitudes

Ed Yong for I Contain Multitudes

The microbes that live with us—the microbiome—are invaluable parts of our lives, indeed of all life on earth. I Contain Multitudes, a New York Times-bestseller upon its hardcover publication in 2016,lets us peer into the vast world of the microbiome for the first time, allowing us to see how ubiquitous, complex, and vital microbes really are: they sculpt our organs, defend us from disease, break down our food, educate our immune systems, guide our behavior, bombard our genomes with their genes, ...

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