NYC Subway Study Shows Half Of DNA From Unknown Organisms
Cornell University researchers found traces of bubonic plague uptown, organisms only previously seen in Antarctica on the south side and more.By Cliff Judy | February 6, 2015
Germaphobes, you’ve been warned. Every fear you’ve probably ever conceived is in the subways of New York City.
But don’t worry too much — there are still a whole lot of things keeping you healthy are down there, too.
A mapping project from Cornell University researchers wanted to document both microorganisms and DNA recovered from everyday surfaces on a city-wide scale.