• Use of WGS in Europe continues to increase

    2 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    Two-thirds of 30 European countries were routinely using whole genome sequencing in 2017 for national surveillance of at least one human pathogen, according to a survey.
    This figure is up from 16 countries in 2016 and none in 2013.
    A European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control report found 29 of the 30 countries surveyed said they are either using or planning to start genomic surveillance by 2019. The only exception was Cyprus.
    The agency said with a harmonization of standards, this will enable the exchange of WGS-derived data across the continent as prioritized in its roadmap for...
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