Scientists are trying to track the source of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, and now genomics has been thrown into the mix. The disease, which has killed more than 1,000 people in the country's Artibonite region, was traced back to "a single strain of Vibrio cholerae bacteria in specimens from 14 people" by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to this article in the Wall Street Journal.

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