A chest X-ray showing tuberculosis in the lungs

Road-Tested TB Screening in Kenya

Getting screened for TB often involved two days of travel and lost wages for Kenyans. Now, it can often be done in minutes and more people can get tested, saving lives and keeping family members and friends from getting infected from this airborne disease. It took a stellar team, tenacity, a truck—and a little luck…

Meet NCBI’s Deanna Church, Genome Finisher

Sit down with Dr. Deanna Church, a staff scientist with NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information, and you immediately feel at ease. In her office on the fifth floor of NIH’s Natcher Building, she offers a direct gaze and a friendly handshake. She’s wearing jeans and sitting, surprisingly comfortably, on a large blue exercise ball.…