By bringing their disparate specialties of epidemiology and genomics together, Tara Palmore and Julie Segre were able to trace an outbreak at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in real time, the Washington Post writes. Palmore and Segre, it adds, are finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in the Science and Environment category.

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