News FocusGENOMES 2000

Intimate Portraits of Bacterial Nemeses

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Science  05 May 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5467, pp. 800-801
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5467.800

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PARIS-- Attendance was limited to 600, but that didn't stop geneticists who gathered here 11 to 15 April from creating a big buzz over a dozen bacterial genomes unveiled at a meeting sponsored by the Institut Pasteur and the American Society for Microbiology. Among the highlights were a peek at leprosy's blighted genome and a heartening tale behind the sequencing of a nasty plant pathogen.