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Real-Life "Contagion" Uses DNA to Halt Outbreak, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reveals



8/23/2012 7:29:21 AM

If Hollywood needs a plot for a medical thriller, scientists at the National Institutes of Health have one: Doctors, using cutting-edge technology called whole-genome sequencing, trace an outbreak of a deadly bacterial infection, identify precisely how it's spreading - and in the final minutes sic poison-spewing robots on the rampaging microbes.

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