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More bugs, healthier people

More bugs, healthier people

Microbiologist Martin Blaser hopes to restore good microbes to our guts, but will the public take his message too far?

It’s a game of telephone. A scientist can whisper, or a scientist can shout. But by the time his or her message hits the ears of the public, there’s a big chance it’ll be a whole lot different from when it started.

That’s why microbiologist Martin Blaser decided to try dialing direct, with a book called Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues that he hopes will connect with a broad audience and convey his message that antibiotic overuse is a global crisis.

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