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CDC expands disease identification tool MicrobeNet

CDC expands disease identification tool MicrobeNet
May 28, 2016

The CDC has added a new aspect to its disease identification tool MicrobeNet. Users now can search protein signatures of bacteria and compare them with what is already known, cutting testing time to hours.

“This system helps public health labs and hospitals quickly identify some of the most difficult pathogens to grow and detect,” John R. McQuiston, PhD, team lead for the CDC’s Special Bacteriology Reference Laboratory and CDC’s lead for MicrobeNet, said in a press release. “In turn, MicrobeNet will help treat patients faster and allow health departments to respond to public health emergencies more effectively.”

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