The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today
June 30, 2014•15 min
Hosted by: John J. Russell
In his book, The Wildlife of Our Bodies, biologist Rob Dunn from the Department of Biology at North Carolina State University opines that while "clean living" has benefited us in some ways, it has also made us sicker in others. We are trapped in bodies that evolved to deal with the dependable presence of hundreds of other species. As Dunn reveals, our modern disconnect from the web of life has resulted in unprecedented effects that immunologists, evolutionary biologists, psychologists, and other scientists are only beginning to understand.