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Microbial Genomics and Infectious Diseases

Would you like to read a concise and well-written review about how genomics has influenced our understanding of infectious diseases? Click "source" above for a satisfying account by David Relman, one of the leading contributors to this field.

After summarizing the dizzying accelerating pace at which complete genome sequences are being acquiredeukaryotic, viral, bacterial, archaeal—Relman discusses how microbial genomic diversity impacts on health and disease, as illustrated by concepts such as the pangenome, genome reduction, genomic islands, CRISPR loci, and others.

- Via Moselio Schaechter of www.smallthingsconsidered.us
 
 

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