The Microbes That Live With Us From Cradle to Grave
Inside your body there are trillions of microscopic organisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi and archaea - collectively known as the microbiota. Over the past decade, we’ve learnt that these communities help to shape our physiology and contribute to our wellbeing.
But there are still many questions: When do we acquire our first microbes?
How does our microbiota change throughout our lives and how do these changes differ between people or contribute to disease?