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Dr. Tom Frieden

File photo of a sign in the CDC's headquarters. (Photo by Barry Williams/Getty Images)

Anthrax Scare Reveals More CDC Lab Safety Problems

Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

07/11/2014

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Experts Decode Germs’ DNA To Fight Food Poisoning

The nation’s disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses.

04/06/2014