Navel gazing – microbial style

Rob Dunn of North Carolina State University has written a charming and fascinating piece on the microbes that inhabit our belly buttons. You can find it here on the Scientific American blog site (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/11/07/after-two-years-scientists-still-cant-solve-belly-button-mystery-continue-navel-gazing/). I strongly recommend it for the skill of his writing as well as the extremely interesting insights into the microbes in …

Quick summary of session at #ASM2012 on “The Great Indoors”

The session at the ASM 2012 meeting on “The Great Indoors” seems to have gone well. I will be writing up a more detailed report but here is a quick summary done via “Storify”. [<a href=”http://storify.com/phylogenomics/asm2012-microbenet” target=”_blank”>View the story “Session at #ASM2012 on The Great Indoors: Recent Advances in the Ecology of Built Environments ” …