New Book Says Humans Wouldn't Be What They Are Without Help | GenomeWeb

"I'd like to thank all the little people," the phrase goes — it's a somewhat pretentious way of acknowledging that a person's own success is due in part to the work of others. Thanking the little people is the idea behind Rob Dunn's latest book, The Wild Life of Our Bodies, as he writes about the microbes, pathogens, and various other microorganisms that have shaped human evolution, and how humans have ignored them to their detriment.

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