A new project called PathoMap is exploring the microbiome of public spaces in New York City, starting with the subway system.

The long-term goal of the effort, which is spearheaded by a research group at Weill Cornell Medical College and is still looking for funding, is to establish infrastructure for monitoring high-traffic areas in the city for potentially pathogenic microbes using next-gen sequencing, and to use those data in combination with other information to react quickly to public health threats.

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