Planet Earth

Evolved For Sushi

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerApr 7, 2010 4:11 PM


Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

Ed Yong, thankfully, is all over a new study on how the microbes in the guts Japanese people acquired genes from ocean germs to digest sushi. It's yet another example of the mind-blowing science emerging from the study of our microbiome--the trillions of non-human organisms that share our body with us. For more on the microbiome, listen to my recent podcast with microbiomist (I just made that up, but it feels so right) Rob Knight. I'd have blogged on this too, but I'm busy with something in the works for tomorrow. Stay tuned.

1 free article left
Want More? Get unlimited access for as low as $1.99/month

Already a subscriber?

Register or Log In

1 free articleSubscribe
Magazine Examples
Want more?

Keep reading for as low as $1.99!


Already a subscriber?

Register or Log In

More From Discover
Recommendations From Our Store
Shop Now
Stay Curious
Our List

Sign up for our weekly science updates.

To The Magazine

Save up to 70% off the cover price when you subscribe to Discover magazine.

Copyright © 2021 Kalmbach Media Co.