VIDEO Heredity and Microbes: Interview with Carl Zimmer about his new book, She Has Her Mother's Laugh

We discuss the book, science communication and most importantly, why microbes play such an important role in our understanding of heredity.

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Jun 14, 2018
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This was a great read. Well written and filled with the stories behind the scientific finding that have shaped our understanding of heredity. Most impressive to me was the way Zimmer really paid attention to the microbiology, from the microbiome, to microbial genetics and how to study of microbes has led to breakthroughs in human disease. 

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Ben Libberton

Science Communicator, Freelance

I'm a freelance science communicator, formally a Postdoc in the biofilm field. I'm interested in how bacteria cause disease and look to technology to produce novel tools to study and ultimately prevent infection.

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