ASU Insight: Ed Yong “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”
Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. They build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. Based on his new book, science writer Ed Yong takes us on an eye-opening and critical look at the science of the microbiome and what it means for our lives.
Ed Yong is an award-winning science writer who reports for The Atlantic. His writing has also appeared in National Geographic, the New Yorker, Wired, the New York Times, Nature, New Scientist, Scientific American, and more. "I Contain Multitudes" (2016) is his first book.
This event was hosted by the ASU Center for Evolution and Medicine. The Center is a university-wide Presidential Initiative whose mission is to improve human health by establishing evolutionary biology as an essential basic science for medicine, worldwide. For more information go to: https://evmed.asu.edu