In Search of the Bacterial Garden of Eden

In Search of the Bacterial Garden of Eden
May 6, 2013

Scientists have known about the microbiome for some time, but the advent of relatively inexpensive DNA sequencing has transformed the research, making it possible to sequence – and therefore identify – thousands of species of bacteria and other microbes at once. Among those doing the cataloging is Katie Pollard, a geneticist at the Gladstone Institutes.