Vote for the Official State Microbe!

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Join Liberty Science Center in supporting the movement to make Streptomyces griseus the official state microbe of New Jersey! This amazing microbe–discovered right here in the Garden State at Rutgers University–led to the first cure for tuberculosis, gives soil its earthy scent, and is a featured player in LSC’s stunning new gallery, Microbes Rule!

The discovery of Streptomyces griseus is significant in our country. Within ten years of the microbe’s release, tuberculosis mortality rates in the U.S. fell to a historic low, saving millions of lives and ending tuberculosis as one of the leading causes of death in America.

Sign our petition and show your support for having Streptomyces griseus recognized by the state! If passed, we would be the second state to declare an official state microbe.

As a pioneer in scientific and medical innovation, New Jersey deserves this recognition. Let’s celebrate scientific excellence to encourage and inspire the next generation that will cure diseases, solve problems, and change the world.