• Scientists Create First Global Atlas of Urban Microorganisms

    3 monthes ago - By Arch Daily

    New research looks at how a genetic atlas may help predict future outbreaks. Image: © FrankRamspott / Getty Images
    “If you gave me your shoe, I could tell you with about 90% accuracy the city in the world from which you came,” says Christopher Mason, Ph.D., a professor at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, NY, co-author of the first global atlas of urban microorganisms. The study, carried out by the international Metagenomics and Metadesign of Subways and Urban Biomes consortium, creates a map of the microbiome of some of the largest cities in the world.
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