Microbial Genomics of Ancient Plagues and Outbreaks.

  title={Microbial Genomics of Ancient Plagues and Outbreaks.},
  author={Cheryl P. Andam and Colin J. Worby and Qiuzhi Chang and Michael G Campana},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  volume={24 12},
The recent use of next-generation sequencing methods to investigate historical disease outbreaks has provided us with an unprecedented ability to address important and long-standing questions in epidemiology, pathogen evolution, and human history. In this review, we present major findings that illustrate how microbial genomics has provided new insights into… CONTINUE READING