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Combating Infectious Diseases with Next-generation Sequencing

Video   Oct 19, 2017 | Original video from TEDMED YouTube Channel

 

Infectious disease physician and clinical microbiologist Charles Chiu is the director of the Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Check out Charles's 2016 TEDMED Talk to learn how next-gen sequencing is accelerating the process of diagnosing mysterious infectious diseases and helping doctors to deliver life-saving treatments.

 
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