Your Bacterial ‘Aura’ Follows You From Place to Place

August 28, 2014 6:05 PM

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Your Bacterial ‘Aura’ Follows You From Place to Place

Housemates may share more than a Netflix subscription and a mortgage – they also host an abundance of shared microbes, which significantly shape a home’s overall micro-environment, according to a new study.

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have found that the communities of microbes living in individual homes are unique and identifiable, meaning humans sharing a home have a similar microbial “aura.” And, these microbial passenger...

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