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DNA test is diagnosing infectious disease

Doctors at the University of California, San Francisco, are using technology called "Next-Generation sequencing" to diagnose patients with infectious disease.  The test works by detecting all the DNA present in clinical samples, instead of targeting a single infectious agent at a time.  This is another great example of the advances being made in sequencing technology and the uses that are saving lives.

To read more, go to NPR's url at:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/06/05/319210230/quick-dna-tests-crack-medical-mysteries-otherwise-missed

Retta Beery posted on June 13, 2014