In the Byre


Some of your favorite bacteria are domesticated

Some of your favorite bacteria are domesticated

Just as in agriculture, domestication has usually been to the benefit of our taste buds.

Sarah Richardson

Agriculture has always been genetic engineering

Agriculture has always been genetic engineering

Bioengineers have worked for thousands of years without the title, and there is no better proof of the success of that model than domestication.

Sarah Richardson

We need to domesticate more microbes

We need to domesticate more microbes

There is so much potential in microbiology, so many bacteria we could come to terms with, and not enough time to wait.

Sarah Richardson

No organism is an island

No organism is an island

There is no such thing as a successful single organism ecosystem. Diversity is how we survive.

Sarah Richardson