UK moves to whole genome sequencing for identifying TB strains


England will be the first country in the world to conduct whole genome sequencing (WGS) on all tuberculosis (TB) samples in 2018, delegates attending the BTS Winter meeting have heard. In January, the London-based national mycobacterium reference service (NMRS) laboratory will join the Birmingham-based service, which has been using WSG for the past year. Dr ...


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