Scientists chip away at mystery of what lives in our mouths

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, 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.

Source: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/dentistry/~3/sX20g8_F6ZQ/140214203847.htm

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