From NC State: Citizen Science Effort Highlights How Little We Know About Invisible Life in Our Own Homes 

Scientists are announcing the discovery of thousands of unidentified species living in and around homes in the United States.

NC State has a press release / mini story about the recent paper from the Wildlife of Your Homes project — Source: Citizen Science Effort Highlights How Little We Know About Invisible Life in Our Own Homes | NC State News

I note – my daugther and I sampled our house as part of this study.   See http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2012/12/sampling-wild-microbial-life-of-my-home.html.

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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.