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Advanced molecular detection (AMD) integrates the latest next-generation genomic sequencing technologies with bioinformatics and epidemiology expertise across CDC and the nation to help us find, track, and stop disease-causing pathogens faster than ever before.

  • Slider image with text: Finding new ways to apply advancing technology to real-world problems
  • Slider image with text: Transforming the workforce of microbiologists and epidemiologists
  • Slider image with text: Keeping pace with rapidly advancing sequencing technologies
  • Slider image with text: Opening CDC’s data on microbial DNA to the outside world

Imagine doing a 10,000-piece jigsaw puzzle in the time it takes to finish a 100-piece puzzle. Apply that to infectious disease control, and that’s AMD at work. Now imagine putting together that 10,000-piece puzzle when key pieces are missing, disease is spreading, and people are dying. AMD gives CDC scientists the “key pieces” they need to protect people from ever-changing infectious disease threats.

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