• Summer 2021, Issue 3

    Summer 2021, Issue 3

The True Promise of Metagenomics

Microbes are everywhere—in the water we drink, the food we eat and in our natural and built environments. Metagenomics makes it possible to investigate microbes within the complex communities where they live. While metagenomics is being used extensively in academia for medical research and by government organizations, what does metagenomics look like within a public health laboratory? The quick answer is…it’s complicated.

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