The ability to sequence a bacterial genome in less than 1 day represents a step change for clinical microbiology. Genomic data can be used to investigate suspected outbreaks and rapidly to identify multidrug-resistant organisms. We held an open public debate to explore public understanding and perceptions of bacterial whole-genome sequencing (WGS), which we describe here.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Trends in Genetics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2015|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by a grant from the Department of Health, the Wellcome Trust, and the Health Innovation Challenge Fund (HICF-T5-342 and WT098600) and Public Health England (to S.J.P.) and through funding from the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre. M.E.T. is a Clinician Scientist Fellow, supported by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Health Foundation.
© 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
- Public perception
- Whole-genome sequencing