Expanded Knowledge about Human Metabolome Expected to Fuel Development of New Therapeutic Drugs and Medical Laboratory Tests

Pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals can expect to see new molecular test development as researchers develop new biomarkers in the wake of expanded knowledge of the genome-metabolome-diseasome correlates One field of science that bears great potential for use in diagnostics and medical laboratory testing involves the human metabolome. Researchers are gaining more understanding of the genetic underpinnings of complex disease and drug response through metabolic pathways. For...

Rapid DNA Sequencing Used with Clinical Laboratory Tests to Halt MRSA Outbreak in English Hospital

Advanced DNA sequencing is poised to provide pathologists with a new tool for the management of infection control in hospitals This may be a first for medical laboratory medicine. In England,  researchers used real-time advanced DNA sequencing to contain an infectious disease outbreak at a hospital. Rapid gene sequencing technology allowed them to bring the outbreak to a quick close. This saved other patients from harm and saved money for the hospital. Clinical laboratory managers will be...
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