BIOL 1922: You Contain Multitudes: Living in the Age of the Microbiome

1 CreditFreshman Seminar

The recent discovery that each of us is home to a unique collection of microbes raises many questions about how this \"microbiome\" affects our health, nutrition, and even mood. Scientific research on the microbiome, fueled by improvements in DNA sequencing technology, has moved beyond classifying who has what microbes and is now beginning to answer questions about how microbes and multi-cellular life co-evolve and co-exist. In this course, we will primarily read and discuss \"I Contain Multitudes\" by Ed Yong and complete short writing assignments that explore differences between styles of science writing. No prior knowledge of (micro)biology is assumed or required--only a desire to change the world though science communication.

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