UGA SCIENTIST CREATES SYSTEM TO DETECT FOOD PATHOGENS IN HOURS, NOT DAYS Quick, efficient pathogen detection and fingerprinting is essential and often lifesaving when it comes to preventing foodborne illness. University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has created a system that can identify foodborne pathogens much quicker than traditional methods.
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Prof. Xiangyu Deng recently co-authored a World Health Organization’s Landscape Paper entitled “Whole genome sequencing for foodborne disease surveillance”
This document provides a good overview of the potential benefits and limitations of applying WGS in a global scale as well as it describes the barriers for its adoption in developing countries.
The paper can be found at: http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/foodborne_
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