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Metro Grade: How dirty is Metro, and does it matter?

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What do makeup samples, sushi and the Metro have in common? They are all host to a variety of bacteria.

We followed last week’s underground incubator to see if the bacteria we swabbed from the Metro was any more or less disconcerting than what we might find at the mall or in our offices.

Dr. Nancy Zeller, microbiology professor and director of biology teaching laboratories at American University, gave our experiment a pat on the back, recognizing that none of us have science degrees but can still grow some mean bacteria colonies. She offered both interest and insight into our study.

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