It Is … Alive

“I want them to think of it the same way you’d look at a rain forest, and be almost in awe and wonder.” That’s how geneticist Christopher E. Mason presented a new study that mapped the DNA found in NYC subways. As an introverted germaphobe, I think I’m more likely to stand clear of the closing doors (like 3,000 miles clear). Researchers discovered hundreds of species of bacteria, a touch of bubonic plague, and that “half of the DNA found on the system’s surfaces did not match any known organism and just 0.2 percent matched the human genome.” Uhhh, “Taxi.”

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