Bacterial Infectious Disease Goes Molecular
This article was originally published in Start Up
Beyond a few key applications in HIV, HCV and sexually transmitted diseases, genomics has yet to make its presence felt in infectious disease testing. Technological advances in molecular testing, as well as a better understanding of genomics and a growing interest in defenses against bioterrorism are generating interest in new approaches to diagnosing infectious diseases and determining drug resistance. Several small companies are leading the way.
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