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FDA Applies Genome Sequencing in Outbreak Investigation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently put whole genome sequencing technology — which maps the entire DNA sequences of microbes to distinguish one strain from another — to use in its investigation into a Listeria outbreak linked to Roos Foods. Earlier this year, one person died and seven others were sickened after eating cheese… Continue Reading

CDC/FDA Partnership Targets Whole Genome Sequencing of Listeria Monocytogenes


This was originally published Nov. 25 in the APHLTech Blog. In a prior APHLTech blog post (NGS in Action: FDA’s Genome TRAKR Network), Victor Waddell of the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory described the newly formed network of laboratories formed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Known collectively as Genome TRAKR, the member… Continue Reading