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At the 4th National Conference on Genomics and Public Health in Maryland this week, the CDC's Nicole Dowling said that, despite its slow nature, the research of human genomics has a place in public health preparedness and battling and containing outbreaks of infectious disease. Being prepared to confront health threats requires effective surveillance and rapid response to outbreaks and environmental disasters, Dowling said.

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