DNA House website

Over the past year PHE researcher Mark Stoeckle supervised Trinity High School students Brenda Tan and Matt Cost in an investigation of NYC homes, sidewalks, and markets with DNA barcoding.Their work is summarized in a press release and is presented in more detail on the DNAHouse website, including a narrative report, Q+A, high-resolution images, and specimen and species ID results. Among other surprising results, the student investigators found 95 different animal species, 16% of human and pet food items mislabeled, and a genetically distinct mystery cockroach that might be a new subspecies or species.