Please remember that this activity is for informational (and for fun) purpose only. If you see more or less growth from your fingerprint, it does not provide any information regarding the "cleanness" of your hands. Please do not freak out if you see weird things growing on the plates!
Here are some resources if you want to learn more about your microbiome.
Your microbial friends (interactive): https://learn.geneticsu.utah.edu/content/microbiome/friends/
Your changing microbiome: https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/microbiome/changing/
How we study the microbiome: https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/microbiome/study/
Human Microbiome FAQ (takes a while to load, be patient!) : http://www.asmscience.org/docserver/fulltext/faq/MicrobiomeInfographic.p...
Did you know that UMN is one of the leading institutions in the world leading breakthrough microbiome discoveries?
If you have any questions regarding the microbiome research that are being done at the U, please feel free to visit our lab websites and contact us!
Blekhman Lab: http://blekhmanlab.org/
Sambhawa Priya: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subree Lab: http://subreelab.umn.edu/
Angelo Yuan: email@example.com