Metagenomics for pathogen detection in public health

  title={Metagenomics for pathogen detection in public health},
  author={Ruth R. Miller and Vincent Montoya and Jennifer L. Gardy and David M. Patrick and Patrick K. C. Tang},
  booktitle={Genome Medicine},
Traditional pathogen detection methods in public health infectious disease surveillance rely upon the identification of agents that are already known to be associated with a particular clinical syndrome. The emerging field of metagenomics has the potential to revolutionize pathogen detection in public health laboratories by allowing the simultaneous detection of all microorganisms in a clinical sample, without a priori knowledge of their identities, through the use of next-generation DNA… CONTINUE READING
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