Microbiome exhibition opens November 7 at the American Museum of Natural History

By Katherine Lagomarsino

Changes in the microbiome have been linked to obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases, allergies, and asthma, which means the key to treating such disorders could be right under our noses.

Learn about the some 100 trillion bacteria that call the human body home with, The Secret World Inside You, a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Visitors can explore this vast, diverse and fascinating community of microorganisms that have been associated with everything from allergies to asthma to obesity. For a crash course in the microbiome, read our Spring 2014 story, “Change Your Microbiome, Change Yourself.”