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The role of sequencing in disease control

Published: 2016-05-02

Today SciLifeLab and the National Veterinary Institute organized a workshop on clinical applications of novel sequencing technologies for disease surveillance.

The workshop aimed to enable an exchange of experience on the opportunities and challenges that Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) poses in the daily operations of the Swedish health care, authorities involved in disease control, as well as SciLifeLab. Some of the subjects discussed during the day were the use of NGS data for surveillance, routine typing of bacteria, and how to collaborate in order to achieve an even more efficient tracing.