We have just released a short film that introduces the Good Germs project. You can watch it on the website here.
Thanks to everyone who was involved in making the film!
We are currently gearing up to the next meeting with our participants in Oxford, and analysing the data generated in their second experiment. In it, they each tested two approaches to cleaning the work surfaces in their kitchens. The various methods included hot water and washing up liquid, vinegar, antibacterial cleaners, eco-cloths, eco-detergents, and bleach. The surfaces were swabbed for bacteria before and after cleaning, as were the cloths that everyone used. We have the data from the sequencing lab, and are currently working through the analysis - watch this space for the results!