Advances in science now allow us to “see” DNA and we can now study ecosystems that were previously too small to study. The Polymerase Chain Reaction, discovered by Kerry Mullis in 1983 allows us to identify microbes by deciphering their DNA. Over the last few years, the cost of sequencing DNA has fallen enough to make this type of research possible.

Esse’s CEO and founder Trevor Steyn explains this in the video below.