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AlloSource Co-Authors International Space Station Microbial Study with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Centennial, Colo. — January 16, 2018 — AlloSource, one of the nation’s largest providers of cartilage, bone, skin, soft-tissue and cellular allografts, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) co-authored a scientific publication titled “Detection of antimicrobial resistance genes associated with the International Space Station environmental surfaces” that was published today in Nature’s Scientific Reports. Manned space flights have always been accompanied by the human microbiome, which travels with the astronauts through the duration of the missions and remains on the International Space Station (ISS). Previous studies on the ISS have acknowledged and identified many of the microbes capable of surviving…