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News: TB outbreaks in the Midlands mapped using DNA sequencing

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TB outbreaks in the Midlands mapped using DNA sequencing 

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TB outbreaks in the Midlands mapped using DNA sequencing 

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A new study has demonstrated how DNA sequencing techniques can map tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks, allowing the spread of disease to be tackled more quickly and effectively. Researchers at the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre in Oxford and at the Health Protection Agency in Birmingham have pioneered the method – which read outs the entire DNA code of the TB-causing bacteria – through a study of 254 TB cases in the Midlands. The results are published today in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases

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University of Oxford news release 

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16/11/2012 

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14/12/2012 

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Created at 16/11/2012 13:26  by Leonilde Yahyaoui 
Last modified at 16/11/2012 13:26  by Leonilde Yahyaoui