This Week in PLOS

Whole-genome sequencing provides refined resolution for tuberculosis tracking compared with conventional methods based on strain typing, according to a PLOS Medicine study. Researchers from Germany and France did whole-genome sequencing on 86 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from a German TB outbreak, which occurred in the midst of a prospective epidemiological survey spanning more than a decade.

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