Welcome to Aetiology. I'm Tara; I'm already a blogger on The Panda's Thumb, but since that blog has a fairly narrow scope (science, and mainly issues pertaining to evolution), I thought I'd get a space of my own to do a bit more rambling about other topics. My main interest is infectious disease, so I anticipate using this site to discuss issues in microbiology that aren't quite interesting enough for Panda's thumb readers (or to keep from inundating them with infectious disease posts! I recognize that I find that kind of thing a bit more interesting than most, erm, normal people. ) Hope you find something interesting here; thanks for dropping by!