Los Alamos lab works on ways to improve global disease surveillance

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Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are trying to find faster, better ways to detect mutations in animal pathogens in the hopes of preventing spread to humans. The lab is working on high-speed, automated genetic sequencing tools that could be used in a global surveillance network as a way to identify diseases and be better prepared with vaccinations as mutations occur, writes Sue Major Holmes of the Associated Press.

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