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Development of an International Genome-Based Database for Source Tracing of Yersinia Pestis

Ruifu Yang of the Chinese Military Academy of Medical Sciences in China will develop a database of DNA fingerprints for various pathogens and microbes. This database will allow researchers to quickly identify the pathogen responsible for an emerging disease, as well as the origin of that pathogen.

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