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High-speed DNA analysis

Using new technology scientists can now determine the genetic makeup of new pathogens within days. High-throughput sequencing has changed research into cancer and infectious disease.

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Today, high-throughput sequencers are standard equipment in infectious medicine and cancer research labs. Tomorrow Today visits microbiologists in Hamburg to find out how the techniques have changed their work.