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Science & Tech Spotlight: Genomic Sequencing of Infectious Pathogens   [open pdf - 491KB]

From the Document: "Genomic sequencing reveals the genetic code of an infectious disease pathogen, such as SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2], the virus that causes COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. Newer, faster, and less costly sequencing can now be used to more quickly track transmission, detect new variants, and develop vaccines and other countermeasures. However, challenges such as high startup costs and privacy concerns remain."

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GAO-21-426SP
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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