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Finding the Talismans That Protect Against Infection

Science  16 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5507, pp. 1183
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5507.1183

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Since 1995, the minigenomes of dozens of pathogenic microbes have been sequenced, including those that cause tuberculosis, cholera, and ulcers. That data flood is helping researchers understand how nefarious microorganisms work--and how they might be stopped.