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Microbes and space: Should we be worried about contaminating Mars?

Forward contamination, in the context of planetary protection, refers to the transport of microbes from Earth to Mars. The title ...

NYC subways a germafobes worst nightmare? Study authors denouce ‘fear-based’ reporting

Christopher Mason | 
Recently, our paper published in Cell Systems surveyed DNA of the entire NYC subway system.  Specifically, we had fragments of DNA that matched a myriad of ...