Microbiomes Might Be the New Way to Fingerprint

Microbiomes Might Be the New Way to Fingerprint

Fingerprints has been part of forensic investigating for decades now. It is possible that there is now a new approach to forensic science, microbiomes. Similar to a fingerprint, colonies of microbes that live on the body and the skin and an individual’s gut bacteria can now function as a distinctive identifier. This new way to identify […]

Shampoo and Soap Wreak Havoc on the Skin’s Microbiome Say Researchers

Shampoo and Soap Wreak Havoc on the Skin’s Microbiome Say Researchers

Up until now, the advice given by the medical community about cultivating one’s microbial garden referred exclusively to the gastrointestinal tract microbiome. This ecological community of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi, are a mixed bag. Some members of the community participate in maintaining the health of their human host while others cause disease. Science has […]