By Dr. Ruairi Robertson

As a human being, you are not a single organism but a thriving ecosystem home to trillions of invisible, living microbes. These microbial jungles within you and upon you are critical for your health and survival and may influence everything from your risk of cancer to your sexual attractiveness. In this podcast series (Biomes), Dr. Ruairi Robertson explores the fascinating new developments in our understanding of the human microbiome and talks to leading scientific experts around the world about the incredible ways microbes affect your body, from belly to brain. Season two of Biomes is sponsored by Microbiome Insights, a leading provider of microbiome sequencing and bioinformatics services (

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