BALTIMORE, March 11 - Genomics and proteomics may have lost some of their luster on Wall Street in recent months, but on

Aliceanna Street
here at the American Society for Microbiology Biodefense conference these subdisciplines have found a home. Along with several presentations, a good 20 percent of the posters presented applications of large-scale gene and protein analysis to understanding of pathogens and how to combat them.

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