Outbreak Tracking and Monitoring Emerges as Key Application for NGS in 2012 | GenomeWeb

In the summer of 2011, the Escherichia coli outbreak in Germany served as a test bed for benchtop sequencing platforms as teams using Life Technologies' Ion Torrent PGM, the Illumina MiSeq, and Roche's 454 GS Junior rushed to be the first to sequence and assemble the strain's whole genome, analyze the data, and detail the evolutionary history of the pathogen, including how it acquired the elements that made it particularly toxic.

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