From soap to vitamins, every day we hear of products designed to protect our microbiome. But what exactly is the microbiome? Dr. Ami Bhatt delves into the invisible life that is critical to the proper functioning of the human body. Dr. Bhatt highlights how a complex ecosystem of microorganisms, or biome, contributes far more to our genetic diversity than do our own human genes.
The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus sponsored this exciting and timely discussion on the human interdependency on these organisms, and how the microbiome likely has a role in every aspect of our health, from growth and development, to precision cancer therapy response, to mental health, and beyond.