Crispr pioneer Jennifer Doudna wants to tune microbiomes.
This is an interview with the Nobel prize winner about her current scientific pursuit of microbiome therapies. “Well, it’s become more and more clear that we are our microbiome. And that’s only become clear in the last, I don’t know, decade or so. Before that, there was a sense that microorganisms are a very different kingdom of life, and they were studied one at a time and cultured in a laboratory dish. But increasingly we’re recognizing that they’re everywhere. Like, we have more microbes in our bodies than we have human cells! It’s crazy.” ~ learn more