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2014 in Review

At first glance, 2014 may seem like a year dominated by disease outbreaks, from polio's reemergence in parts of Asia to the Ebola epidemic that still continues to make headlines. But a closer look indicates 2014 was replete with regulatory rulings, big investments in genomic medicine and activism in the name of research funding.

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Vaidya, M., Chakradhar, S. 2014 in Review. Nat Med 20, 1366–1367 (2014).

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