PulseNet members compare the DNA fingerprints of bacteria from patients to find clusters of disease that might represent unrecognized outbreaks. By identifying ongoing foodborne outbreaks, health officials can stop an outbreak, and industry and regulatory agencies can make changes to improve food and water safety. That’s how PulseNet impacts public health.
- Next Generation Technology pdf icon[PDF – 1 page]
- Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) Workflow pdf icon[PDF – 1 page]
- Stand operating procedure for WGS sequencing on MiSeq pdf icon[PDF – 20 pages]
- Standard operating procedure for PulseNet total DNA extraction and quality control of purified DNA extracts pdf icon[PDF – 21 page]
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