NYC subway germs reflect their neighborhoods

February 5, 2015 11:19 PM

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NYC subway germs reflect their neighborhoods

The germs that call New York City’s subways, parks and waterways home are often a reflection of the people who live there and the events that affect daily life, a new study shows.

“You can see a molecular echo of what’s left behind,” said Christopher Mason, the study’s lead author and a geneticist from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

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