Whole-Genome Analysis Identifies the Source of a Recent MRSA Outbreak

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In Cambridge, UK, there was a superbug outbreak at a special-care neonatal unit that lasted several months last year. Thanks to insights gained from whole-genome sequencing, the outbreak was stopped.

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Faster Whole-Genome Sequencing May Lead to Routine Use in Neonatal Intensive Care

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A new, faster DNA-sequencing machine, as well as streamlined analysis of its results, will allow physicians to diagnose genetic disorders in days rather than weeks. Up to a third of babies admitted to neonatal intensive care have a genetic disease, this may help pin down the genetic causes.

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