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Whole genome sequencing identifies cause of zoonotic epidemic

20:00 EDT 31 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(American Society for Microbiology) For the first time, researchers have used whole genome sequencing to identify the cause of a zoonotic infection that sparked a national epidemic. In a study published this week in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, researchers describe their use of whole genome sequencing to determine the cause of a respiratory disease that ripped through a population of native horses in Iceland several years ago.

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