Whole-genome sequencing detects outbreaks faster

Bench-top whole-genome sequencing platforms provided accurate detection of gram-negative bacteria at speeds faster than traditional identification, researchers found.

Whole-gene sequencing accurately discriminated between outbreak and non-outbreak isolates of Enterococcus faeciumand Enterobacter cloacae when compared with conventional gene typing, and the results took less than a day, according to Sharon Peacock, PhD, of the University of Cambridge in England.

The platform also showed it was able to determine whether resistance of the bacteria was attributable to the presence of carbapenemases or other resistance mechanisms, they wrote online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Read the full article here: Whole-Genome Sequencing Pegs Outbreaks Faster

Outbreak
Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
Talking Biotech
Genetics Unzipped
Infographic: What are mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?

Infographic: What are mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?

As of 1 December 2020, thirteen vaccines have reached the final stage of testing: where they are being given to ...
favicon

Environmental Working Group: EWG challenges safety of GMOs, food pesticide residues

Known by some as the "Environmental Worrying Group," EWG lobbies ...
m hansen

Michael Hansen: Architect of Consumers Union ongoing anti-GMO campaign

Michael K. Hansen (born 1956) is thought by critics to be ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend