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Top Contenders Blast Pentagon's New Bioterror Detection Prize

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Science  02 Aug 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6145, pp. 449
DOI: 10.1126/science.341.6145.449

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The Department of Defense has challenged scientists to find a radically faster and more accurate way to detect possible bioterror threats. Several of the top contenders say the rules and scoring of the contest are unclear and question whether the best algorithm will win.