By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – New York University scientists have received $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to use whole genome sequencing to study strains of Lactobacilli bacteria (Lb) to identify which ones are involved in severe dental caries in children, NYU said Thursday.

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