Rob Knight:
How our microbes make us who we are

TED2014 · 17:24 · Filmed Feb 2014
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Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.

Microbial ecologist
Rob Knight explores the unseen microbial world that exists literally right under our noses — and everywhere else on (and in) our bodies. Full bio
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