Monday, October 3, 2011

"Outbreak Detectives Embrace the Genome Era"

In Science this week: A team of scientists met in Brussels to discuss the creation of a global database where the genomes of disease-causing mircroorganisms could be shared as soon as they surface. In this way, it is hoped, the centre of disease outbreak can be pinpointed, antiobiotic effectiveness can be determined, and the evolution of microbes monitored.

Shows what the public fear of epidemics (seen 'Contagion' yet?) plus 'literally..more money than God' can achieve.

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