Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 25th, 2001
Using increasingly sophisticated DNA detection technologies, scientists here are working to identify the deadly microbe's biological fingerprints. It's not much different in principle from how crime labs use genetic fingerprinting to nab suspects or establish paternity in child custody cases, officials said. Just a whole lot more sophisticated.
The lab maintains the world's largest bank of genetic information on Bacillus anthracis, the organism...
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