Published: Sept. 2, 2015
Household dust under a microscope. Photo by NAIAD.

The humble dust collecting in the average American household harbors a teeming menagerie of bacteria and fungi, and as CU postdoctoral scientist Albert Barberán and EBIO Associate Professor Noah Fierer have discovered, it may be able to predict not only the geographic region of a given home, but the gender ratio of the occupants and the presence of a pet as well. Read more of this news story or hear Noah talk about their research.