A New Use For Soy

When it comes to the relationship between people and soy—a replacement for animal proteins derived from soybeans—well, it's complicated.

She Has Your Eyes. And Your Gut Bacteria’s Genome!

Upending our entire understanding of inheritance, an infant can apparently inherit genes directly from her mother’s bacteria.

Subway Bacteria: Commuting with E. coli

Unknown bacteria on the subway share a commute with many of us daily. Should we be concerned?
Fist full of soap suds

Is Our Soap Hurting Us?

Julia Scott, a writer and radio producer in San Francisco, was recently a test subject for a living ...