Imagine waking up tomorrow morning to find out that every bacterium and every archeon on the planet had suddenly vanished. What would happen? Could humanity survive? This month, Ben spoke to Dr Jack Gilbert and Dr Josh Neufeld, who have published a thought experiment in PLOS Biology that wonders exactly that…
- Jack and Josh’s paper Life in a World without Microbes, via PLOS Biology.
- Jack’s homepage.
- Josh’s homepage.