Many of you microbiome aficionados out there may already be aware of a very useful online resource for papers and articles about the role of the microbiome in health and disease – it’s called Microbiome Digest – Bik’s Picks. It used to be run exclusively by Elisabeth Bik, now the Science Editor at, but she now helped out by a number of volunteer colleagues. Although the posts are grouped under sections it tends to be quite a rag-bag of potentially interesting publications, not specifically chosen for relevance to evolutionary medicine, and not all of them are open access or they are published in fairly obscure journals. That said, if you pick and choose, there will always be something of interest.