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Experts decode germs’ DNA to fight food poisoning

This photo taken Nov. 25, 2013 shows microbiologist Dr. Molly Freeman pulling Listeria bacteria from a tube to be tested for its DNA fingerprinting in a foodborne disease outbreak lab at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The nation's disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of deadly bacteria and viruses. The initial target: Listeria, a kind of bacteria that's the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning, and one that's especially dangerous to pregnant women. Already, the technology has helped to solve a small listeria outbreak that killed one person in California and sickened seven others in Maryland. AP

Chances are you have heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

So what’s so bad about being a mama’s boy?


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Little boys. There are times when I feel like they really are a completely different species.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

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