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The Other Genomics


These days, genomics has its fingers in all sorts of pies. It is being applied to the analysis of evidence from a crime scene, to better understanding infectious diseases and public health, and to the study of animal populations. As these tools become cheaper and more accessible, genomics is spreading beyond the confines of basic research.

"I think technology is driving what we can do [in public health]," says Nicole Dowling, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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