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National Academies advisory: Genomics Revolution Conference summary

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Last November the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative held a conference at which researchers from many fields gathered to participate in a series of working groups to develop new methods to identify, diagnose and treat infectious disease using biotechnology and genomics. THE GENOMICS REVOLUTION: IMPLICATIONS FOR TREATMENT AND CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE, a summary of the conference, explores nine challenges in this area and possible solutions to them.


A PDF of the book will be available to reporters for immediate release starting at 9 a.m. EDT on April 10. The book also will be on the web at To obtain a copy of the book, contact Marty Perreault, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, at tel. 949-387-5783 or e-mail

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