Study finds when people move, their bacterial fingerprints rapidly take over their new homes

  • by: LAURAN NEERGAARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 28, 2014 - 2:26 PM

WASHINGTON — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too.

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