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21 hot topic(s) found with the query "Pathogen genomics"

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) versus the gonococcus: How CDC scientists are using WGS to beat antibiotic resistant gonorrhea
E Woodson et al, CDC Blog Post, September 14, 2020 Brand (Posted: Sep-14-2020 9AM)

Today, genomic studies are an integral part of the public health response to gonorrhea. With few options left to treat gonorrhea, due to the emergence of Ng isolates with reduced antibiotic susceptibility and a lack of new antibiotics in the pipeline, gonorrhea has become one of the most urgent public health threats of our time.

Microbe tests in the NIH Genetic Testing Registry
NIH Genetic Testing Registry, September 2020 Brand (Posted: Sep-05-2020 11AM)

GTR now has tests for microbes like for SARS-CoV-2 to diagnose COVID-19. Scope includes pathogen-specific genetic tests; panels to identify pathogens; tests that assess viral load; serologic tests for detection of antibodies and antigens to determine prior exposure.

Beyond the Data Podcast, CDC Public Health Grand Rounds
CDC, January 2020 Brand (Posted: Jan-28-2020 7AM)

New technologies are helping detect and fight infectious diseases such as bacterial foodborne illness, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria and Legionnaires' disease. Doctors John Iskander and Greg Armstrong discuss rapid advances in Advanced Molecular Detection and how these technologies are being applied in public health now and in the future.

The Emerging Role of Pathogen Genomics in Public Health
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, January 21, 2020 Brand (Posted: Jan-08-2020 10AM)

The Advanced Molecular Detection technologies are now in use across the range of infectious diseases of public health importance, such as bacterial foodborne illness, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria and Legionnaires’ Disease. This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will address how these technologies are being applied in public health, and their future uses.

AMD: Transforming Disease Detection
CDC YouTube video, January 2020 Brand (Posted: Jan-05-2020 11AM)

This video gives a brief introduction to next-generation sequencing and explains how this technology can help solve outbreaks that, in the past, would not have been detectable. Learn more about CDC's Advanced Molecular Detection program at

Progress in Pathogen Genomics as a Prototype for Precision Public Health
MJ Khoury, CDC Blog Post, January 2, 2020 Brand (Posted: Jan-04-2020 2PM)

Rapid advances in pathogen genomics have ushered in a new era of “precision public health.” Next-generation sequencing is already enabling more effective investigations of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, better-targeted tuberculosis control, and more timely and granular influenza surveillance.

What's New: Use of Pathogen Genomics in Public Health
CDC, December 26, 2019 Brand (Posted: Dec-27-2019 6PM)

The CDC Advanced Molecular Detection program has shown that CDC and other public health scientists can quickly and effectively adapt, incorporate and deploy novel, highly effective and transformative technologies into the public health system.

The Next Generation Sequencing Quality Initiative
CDC, November 2019 Brand (Posted: Nov-08-2019 9AM)

The Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Quality Initiative is developing an NGS-focused quality management system (QMS) to address the many challenges public health and clinical laboratories encounter when they develop and implement NGS-based tests, by providing ready-to-implement guidance documents, customizable standard operating procedures, and other tools.

PulseNet laboratories transition to whole genome sequencing
H Carleton, CDC Advanced Molecular Detection, May 24, 2019 Brand (Posted: May-29-2019 8AM)

Scientists use bacterial genome sequences to stop a deadly multi-facility outbreak
E scherer, CDC Advanced Molecular Detection, May 23, 2019 Brand (Posted: May-29-2019 8AM)

Advanced Molecular Detection: The First Five Years at CDC
CDC AMD, March 2019 Brand (Posted: Mar-30-2019 8AM)

MicrobeTrace: A CDC open source application that integrates epidemiologic and pathogen sequence data to help infer and visualize transmission networks.
Brand (Posted: Apr-20-2018 9AM)

Responding to Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease Threats in 2017
RF Khabbaz, CDC Blog Post, Apr 9, 2018 Brand (Posted: Apr-11-2018 8AM)

Innovating Solutions
NCEZID, CDC, August 2017 Brand (Posted: Aug-29-2017 11AM)

Expanding data collection and curation for CDC’s reference database for identification of infectious pathogens (MicrobeNet
Brand (Posted: Apr-19-2016 8PM)

Infectious Diseases: Precision Medicine for Public Health
Marta Gwinn and Duncan MacCannell, Genomics and Health Impact Blog Brand (Posted: Sep-24-2015 4PM)

Pathogen Genomics
Brand (Posted: Feb-25-2015 0PM)

CDC and Partners Investigate Newly Discovered Virus
Brand (Posted: Feb-25-2015 0PM)

CDC paper: Novel Thogotovirus Species Associated with Febrile Illness and Death, United States, 2014
OI Kosoy et al. Emerging Infectious Diseases, March 2015 Brand (Posted: Feb-25-2015 0PM)

Tried-and-true and State-of-the-art Combine to Uncover a Hidden Virus
CDC Advanced Molecular Detection in Action Brand (Posted: Feb-25-2015 0PM)

CDC Information: What is Bourbon Virus?
Brand (Posted: Feb-25-2015 0PM)

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