Ready For It?

The University of Birmingham's Mark Pallen and Nicholas Loman discuss whether "diagnostic and public health bacteriology [are] ready to become branches of genomic medicine" in a Genome Medicine paper published online in advance this week. (Pallen has posted the text of this paper to his Pathogens: Genomes and Genomes blog.)

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