NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week that it has earmarked roughly $2.3 million in fiscal 2016 to support the rollout of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and bioinformatics technologies for the advanced detection of infectious disease outbreaks in select US states.

The funding is being allocated through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Cooperative Agreement (ELC), which is tasked with helping states and communities address known and emerging infectious diseases.

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