As genome sequencing can take a look at the entire length of bacterial, fungal, or viral DNA, it's coming in handy for tracking outbreaks of foodborne illness, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports.

"That allows us to link cases together [and] to contaminated foods or other exposures more precisely than ever before," John Besser from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells the ABC.

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