Fresh Air interview: links to information on viruses, antivirals, the microbiome, and more

Yesterday my Fresh Air interview was broadcast. You can listen to it here. I’ve been lots of emails with follow-up questions, and it occurred to me that I really ought to gather up some links to more information about the topics I discussed.

If I haven’t addressed a question you had listening to the show, leave a comment to this post and I’ll add a link.

Antivirals:
My feature in Wired on the search for antiviral drugs My feature in Wired on the search for antiviral drugs My feature in Wired on the search for antiviral drugs

The “virome”–the viruses that live in our body:
A Loom post about the swarms of viruses in the mouth, where they kill off bacteria
An article in Nature about a study of the viruses in identical twinsAn article in Nature about a study of the viruses in identical twinsAn article in Nature about a study of the viruses in identical twins

The microbiome
My article in the New York Times My article in the New York Times
My essay on the Loom about medical ecology
My Wired atlas of the human ecosystemMy Wired atlas of the human ecosystemMy Wired atlas of the human ecosystem
An example of microbiome research: extreme navel gazing
Maryn McKenna’s story in Scientific American on the struggle to mainstream fecal transplants to treat deadly infections Maryn McKenna’s story in Scientific American on the struggle to mainstream fecal transplants to treat deadly infections Maryn McKenna’s story in Scientific American on the struggle to mainstream fecal transplants to treat deadly infections
Ed Yong’s oeuvre on the microbiome at Not Exactly Rocket Science
Mayrn McKenna on her blog at Wired writing on the link between beneficial bacteria and protection from asthma, obesity, and other ills.

My books related to the interview
A Planet of Viruses
Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life

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