Bacteriophage image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phage

image/svg+xml Exploring inner space Human Microbiome Project

Human Microbiome samples sites image from genome.gov/dmd/img.cfm?node=Photos/Graphics&id=85347/

image/svg+xml Human Microbiome Project: -242 healthy people studied -5 year project -$173 million

Human gut microbe image from genome.gov/dmd/img.cfm?node=Photos/Microorganisms&id=79092

image/svg+xml Our Microbiome: -trillions of microbes -10,000 different species -bacteria, yeasts, viruses... (mostly bacteria)

So I'll Wait On Some Other Escape image from flickr.com/photos/beth19/4786911469/

image/svg+xml Our microbiomes are as unique as us but they share the same functionality

Sherlaton t-shirt image from upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f9/Sherlaton_t-shirt.jpg

image/svg+xml I am 22,000 human genes and 8 million microbial genes

Side view image from flickr.com/photos/dramaqueennorma/392550046/

image/svg+xml We are a super-species human + mutable microbes

image/svg+xml Credits