Science is a restless search for truth where advances can materialize when newer paradigms replace older ones. The replacement of concepts occurs because one vision more productively probes, defines, and applies the nature of reality over its predecessor. Indeed, new thought frameworks and data patterns often ask us to reflect on what it means to be human. While there is no end to the search for the best representations of life, biology is at a crossroads today as the microbiome revolution asks life scientists to embrace a more holistic, interconnected, and encompassing reality where microbes - the base of the biosphere - reorient our perspectives and solutions for the new millennium.
Presenter: Seth Bordenstein | Director of the Microbiome Center | Biology and Entomology