Global Technology – January 2015

A new article published in the journal Genome Medicine reports on the pioneering use of whole genome sequencing in real time to help control infectious outbreaks in hospitals. The research confirms that the technique is a quick and cost-effective way of tracking and controlling the spread of drug-resistant hospital pathogens.

A multidrug-resistant pathogen called A. baumannii is found in hospitals across the globe and emerged as a significant threat to wounded soldiers in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It affects seve.....

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