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Metagenomic sequencing of post-mortem tissue samples for the identification of pathogens associated with neonatal deaths.
Vicky L Baillie et al. Nat Commun 2023 9 (1) 5373

From the abstract: " In this study, metagenomic next generation sequencing was used to explore for putative pathogens associated with neonatal deaths in post-mortem blood and lung tissue samples, in Soweto, South Africa. Here we show that the metagenomic sequencing results corroborate the findings using conventional methods of culture and nucleic acid amplifications tests on post-mortem samples in detecting the pathogens attributed in the causal pathway of death in 90% (18/20) of the decedents."

From Mendel to multi-omics: shifting paradigms
TB Mersha, EJHG, July 20, 2023

Multi-omics analysis is an emerging approach that aims to better understand health and disease through the convergence of different omics studies (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, phenomics, exposomics). Although technical limitations related to the analysis of high-dimensional multi-omics datasets and use of fairly small samples have hindered our ability to conduct multi-omic research, emerging technology and computational tools have facilitated impactful multi-omic research.


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