Your Gut Microbiome - A talk with Kym Romano, UW Dept. of Bacteriology

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Kym Romano, grad student in in the UW Dept. of Bacteriology, will be visiting with us to talk about her area of research - The human gut microbiome and how it effects your health. The total number of genes in the various species represented in our internal microbial communities (microbiome) likely exceeds the number of our human genes by at least two orders of magnitude. Therefore, it seems appropriate to consider ourselves as a composite of many species and our genome as an amalgam of human genes and the genes of our microbial ‘selves’.