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Ohio State University Scientists Chip Away At Mystery Of What Lives In Our Mouths


2/18/2014 6:30:55 AM

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Scientists have pieced together sections of DNA from 12 individual cells to sequence the genome of a bacterium known to live in healthy human mouths. With this new data about a part of the body considered "biological dark matter," the researchers were able to reinforce a theory that genes in a closely related bacterium could be culprits in its ability to cause severe gum disease.

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