“Maybe the microbiome is our puppet master”
So writes Carl Zimmer, reporting on a paper that Athena Aktipis and Carlo Maley and I wrote about microbial manipulation of human behavior. Zimmer’s article appears in the New York Times Science section.
Click on the link to read our Bioessays abstract:
Is eating behavior manipulated by the gastrointestinal microbiota? Evolutionary pressures and potential mechanisms
Also: read this excellent recent review on the same topic by Mark Lyte (full text):