Researchers at the US Food and Drug Administration, the University of California, Davis, Agilent Technologies, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are teaming up to produce a public database of 100,000 food-borne pathogen genomes to help scientists quickly identify the bacteria responsible for food-related outbreaks, FDA announced.

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