NGS Can Aid in Detecting Drug Resistance in Tuberculosis | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two commercially available sequencing platforms are capable of producing drug-resistance profiles for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, according to a new Genome Medicine study.

There has been a rise in recent years in the incidence of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, but gauging the resistance profile of M. tuberculosis can be a slow and expensive process.

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Feb
23
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This webinar will discuss a project that sought to understand the parent-of-origin epigenetic mechanisms that regulate seed development in plants, with a particular emphasis on differentiating the maternal or paternal origin of epigenetics marks.

Mar
02
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VelaDx

This online seminar will highlight recent advances in the use of next-generation sequencing to detect drug-resistant mutations in patients with HIV or HCV.