The FDA Banned These Chemicals — and They’re Still Everywhere
Antibacterial compounds are no longer in your hand soap, but they’re in your floors, your walls, and in your body.
The Bugs that Give Wine Its Flavor
Can sequencing a vineyard’s microbiome make it possible to reverse engineer a fine wine?
So Should I Eat Apples, or Not?
Two different microbiome tests give me conflicting dietary advice. Only one lets me verify the science behind it.
When a Double-Chocolate Brownie is Better for You Than Quinoa
A $299 microbiome test from DayTwo turns up some counterintuitive dietary advice.
Brain Disorders May Start in the Gut — So Let’s Treat Them There
Dogfish sharks produce a remarkable antibacterial compound that might halt symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
What if Number 2 Makes You Number 1?
Elite athletes have a greater variety of bacteria in their guts than couch potatoes do, raising the prospect of “poop doping.”