1. NATURE VERSUS NURTURE: EPIGENETICS AND THE MICROBIOME
Explain how microbiome research provides a new perspective on the nature versus
nurture debate. Discuss how the infant microbiome is to future development of a child,
including cognition and health. In addition, explain the broader social implications of this
type of research. Finally, share your prediction of and rationale for what future microbiome
research may discover.