By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Department of Health and Human Services has unveiled a new multi-point plan aimed at better preparing the US to combat health emergencies such as the H1N1 flu, including development of nucleic acid-based technologies, new centers for medical research, partnerships with industry, enhancing manufacturing capabilities, and other approaches.

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This webinar will discuss the use of shotgun metagenomics to identify children at risk of hospital-acquired infection.