By Udit Batra
When scientific discovery reaches kitchen table conversations, the very complex becomes the oversimplified. It’s an outcome that researchers and scientists accept when burgeoning areas of science go mainstream.
Headlines pronouncing the powers of “gut bugs” and products on store shelves touting the benefits of “good bacteria” help illustrate how a groundswell of interest in the subject has occurred. Add to this that in recent years, books on the subject have achieved New York Times best-seller status.