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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x156 Anne Madden: Meet the microscopic life in your home -- and on your face
TV-PG

  • 2017-08-11T05:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Behold the microscopic jungle in and around you: tiny organisms living on your cheeks, under your sofa and in the soil in your backyard. We have an adversarial relationship with these microbes -- we sanitize, exterminate and disinfect them -- but according to microbiologist Anne Madden, they're sources of new technologies and medicines waiting to be discovered. These microscopic alchemists aren't gross, Madden says -- they're the future.

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