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Next-generation sequencing is a catchall term for new, high-throughput technologies that allow rapid sequencing of a full genome. It can be used to sequence a patient’s DNA in diagnosing a genetic disorder or characterizing a cancer, but can also be used to sequence the genome of a pathogenic bacteria, virus, fungi, or parasites. In this JAMA clinical review podcast, we talk with authors Marta Gwinn, MD, MPH, and Gregory L. Armstrong, MD, from the CDC, about how next-generation sequencing of infectious pathogens is being implemented in clinical practice and in public health surveillance for infectious disease.
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To understand the difference between older DNA sequencing technologies and newer next-generation sequencing technologies, and to understand how next-generation sequencing is being implemented in public health and in the clinical practice of infectious disease.
Genetics and Genomics, Genomics and Precision Health, Infectious Diseases
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