Our Closest Frenemies: Secrets of our Genital and Bellybutton Biomes

Most bacteria are, like people, “either good or simply present.” — The Belly Button Diversity Project The Human Microbiome Project identified many of the microorganisms found in the human body revealing that, because we each have unique experiences in varied environments, we each have a unique microbiomic fingerprint. It is constantly changing its composition to […]

Appropriately Named Peter: A Eulogy to our Dad

He was appropriately named “Peter” – a rock, a foundation.  And appropriately, he built houses.  He started building with his father and brother in Connecticut after serving in the Coast Guard in World War II.  In 1952 he moved to Pennsylvania and built hundreds of houses in Bethlehem, first with his brother Nando, and then […]