Right now, your microbiome–the trillions of bacteria and other tiny organisms living in and on your body–is hard at work making molecules that may be influencing your health and behavior. In this episode of Speaking of Chemistry, Harvard biochemist Emily Balskus helps us explain how researchers are just starting to unravel the chemical connection between us and our companion microbes.
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