Researchers completed Bacillus anthracis nanopore whole-genome sequencing from a human anthrax isolate hours after receipt. The de novo assembled genome showed no evidence of known antimicrobial resistance genes or introduced plasmid(s). Same-day genomic characterization enhances public health emergency response.
For the first time during an ongoing Lassa fever outbreak, scientists have used rapid, portable genomic sequencing technology to identify viruses without prior knowledge of the cause of disease.
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Sequencing equipment sped up response time. It took less than two months to generate testing results that could be used to help control the outbreak.
Nucleic acid sequencing methods, which determine the order of nucleotides in DNA fragments, are progressing rapidly.