Further resources

Useful papers

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  • Benezraa, A., DeStefanoa, J., and Gordona, J. 2012. Anthropology of microbes. PNAS, doi/10.1073/pnas.1200515109
  • Bik, E.M. 2016. Focus: Microbiome: The Hoops, Hopes, and Hypes of Human Microbiome Research. The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 89(3), p.363.
  • Blackman, L. 2016. The New Biologies: Epigenetics, the Microbiome and Immunities. Body and Society 22(4). 
  • Dominguez-Bello, M.G. et al .2016. Ethics of exploring the microbiome of native peoples. Nature Microbiology. 1, 16097.
  • Gensollen, T. et al. 2016. How colonization by microbiota in early life shapes the immune system, Science 352 (6285) 539-543. 
  • Gevers, D., et al. 2012. The Human Microbiome Project: a community resource for the healthy human microbiome. PLoS Biol, 10(8), p.e1001377.
  • Gilbert, S., Sapp, J. and Tauber, A. 2012. A Symbiotic View of Life: We Have Never Been Individuals. Quarterly Review of Biology 87(4): 325-341.
  • Hanage W. 2014. Microbiology: Microbiome Science Needs a Healthy Dose of Scepticism. Nature 512(7514): 247-248.
  • Hanski, I., von Hertzen, L, et al. 2012. Environmental biodiversity, human microbiota and allergy are interrelated. PNAS, 109:21, 8334-8339. 
  • Haraway D. 2016. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene: Duke University Press.
  • Hawkins, A.K. and O'Doherty, K.C., 2011. " Who owns your poop?": insights regarding the intersection of human microbiome research and the ELSI aspects of biobanking and related studies. BMC medical genomics, 4(1), p.1. 
  • Helmreich, S. 2015. CHAPTER 6 "Homo microbis: Species, Race, Sex, and the Human Microbiome" in Helmreich, S. Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond: Princeton University Press. Pg 62-72
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  • Hird, M. 2009. The Origins of Sociable Life: Evolution after Science Studies, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Human Microbiome Project Consortium, 2012. A framework for human microbiome research. Nature, 486(7402), pp.215-221.
  • Landecker, H. 2016. Antibiotic Resistance and the Biology of History. Body and Society 22(4).
  • Logan, A., Jacka, F. and Prescott S. 2016. Immune-Microbiota Interactions: Dysbiosis as a Global Health Issue. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports 16(2): 13.
  • Lorimer, J. 2016. Gut Buddies: Multispecies Studies and the Microbiome. Environmental Humanities 8(1): 57-76.
  • McGuire, A.L., et al, 2008. Ethical, legal, and social considerations in conducting the Human Microbiome Project. Genome research, 18(12), pp.1861-1864.
  • McGuire, A.L. , et al, 2012. Perspectives on human microbiome research ethics. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 7(3), pp.1-14.
  • Paxson, H. 2008. Post-Pasteurian Cultures: The Microbiopolitics of Raw-Milk Cheese in the United States. Cultural Anthropology 23(1): 15-47.
  • Paxson, H. and Helmreich, S. 2013 The perils and promises of microbial abundance: Novel natures and model ecosystems, from artisanal cheese to alien seas, Social Studies of Science. DOI:10.1177/0306312713505003
  • Peccia, J. and Kwan, S. 2016. Buildings, Beneficial Microbes, and Health, Trends in Microbiology, 24 (8) 595-597. 
  • Reardon, S. 2016. White House goes big on microbiome research. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature.2016.19915 
  • Relman, D. 2015. The Human Microbiome and the Future Practice of Medicine. JAMA 314(11): 1127-1128.
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  • Sangodeyi, F. 2014. The Making of the Microbial Body, 1900s-2012. History of Science. Cambridge: Harvard.
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  • Slashinski, M.J., et al, 2012. “Snake-oil,”“quack medicine,” and “industrially cultured organisms:” biovalue and the commercialization of human microbiome research. BMC medical ethics, 13(1), p.28. 
  • Turnbaugh P, et al. 2007. The Human Microbiome Project. Nature 449(7164): 804-810.
  • Marchesi, J.R. and Ravel, J., 2015. The vocabulary of microbiome research: a proposal. Microbiome, 3(1), p.1.

 

Popular Science Books and Articles

  • Blaser, M. 2014. Missing Microbes: How Killing Bacteria Creates Modern Plagues, Oneworld, London.
  • Collen, A. 2015. 10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness, William Collins, London.
  • Pollan, M. 2013. Some of My Best Friends Are Germs. New York Times. New York.
  • Sachs, J. S. 2007. Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World, Hill and Wang, New York
  • Turney, J. 2015 I, Superorganism: Learning to love your inner ecosystem, Icon Books, London.
  • Velasquez-Manoff, M. 2012. An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases: Scribner.
  • Yong, E. 2016. I Contain Multitudes: The microbes within us and a grander view of life. Bodley Head, London.