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Present day danger of antimicrobial resistance

Professor Nicholas Thomson of the Wellcome Sanger Institute gives his perspective on the risks of antimicrobial resistance.

In this video, Josie interviews Professor Nick Thomson for his perspective about the risks of antimicrobial resistance. We will hear about the scale of the threat, as well as the promise of whole genome sequencing to better understand and treat outbreaks.

In the comments area, share your thoughts on how research on the genomes of infectious diseases can help to inform public health and medical services?

Can you share one example from where you live of how genomic research is being used to help control the rise in antimicrobial resistance?

Or can you Identify any opportunities and/or barriers to integrating the use of whole genome sequencing to inform public health and medical services in your community?

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Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

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