The first edition will focus on an area which is quite new in the field, but incredibly multifaceted and interesting. It's about the human microbiome (i.e.the millions of bacteria, fungi, etc in and on our bodies). Apparently the number of bacterial cells in the human intestine outnumbers human cells by a factor of 10 to 1. These bacterial cells also contains about 150 times as many genes as the human genome.
Having a bacterial imbalance in one's gut could impact on one's health. Many studies done thus far have been on mice, but the discoveries have been remarkable. What I found especially interesting was the effect of recurrent usage of antibiotics on one's microbiome.
For more interesting reading, please see the article below: