I have nothing to add to this. The Onion picks up on the recent study by Caporaso and colleagues
A study that swabbed office buildings in major cities found that the bacterial profile of the swabs corresponded to their location, suggesting that cities each have their own “bacterial fingerprint.” What do you think?
Love the quotes:
For some real news on this study see
- Katherine Du at NPR: Your Invisible Neighbors: Each City Has Unique Microbes
- Sarah Kaplan at the Washington Post: You office is a veritable petri dish of bacteria
- Me at microBEnet: Don’t Cry. Don’t Raise Your Eye. It’s Only Microbe Wasteland