Contagion Station: Germs on the Subway

Universe City

An exciting new paper mapped the DNA of every subway station in New York, creating a “genomic map” of the city.   The three card carrying MTA members discuss the crazy variety of findings – from traces of Tasmanian Devil to bacteria from Antartica.  Joe is two steps away from being a homeopath, while Raj admits to using garlic and yogurt for every remedy.  Jono is convinced the unidentified bacteria belong to shape shifters.

The Paper: “Geospatial Resolution of Human and Bacterial Diversity with City-Scale Metagenomics” (Afshinnekoo et al., Cell Systems 2015)

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2 Responses to “Contagion Station: Germs on the Subway”

  1. creativespacesformusiceducation Says:

    Link is not working ☹

  2. creativespacesformusiceducation Says:

    Hope you have fun with Jim today. Sorry we didn’t have chance to talk earlier this week. Are your plans all set for LA? I’m leaving for Charleston, WV for the state music educators conference (and a presentation), so I’ve been preoccupied with that. And, I think you’re traveling this weekend! Busy busy love, M

    From: Joe Zimmerman <> Reply-To: Joe Zimmerman <> Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 3:27 PM To: Janet Robbins <> Subject: [New post] Contagion Station: Germs on the Subway

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