posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 08:04 AM
DNA Sequencing Data Reveals New Hybrid E. coli Strain is Cause of German Outbreak
One hour ago!
"The data gathered at Life Technologies' laboratories in Darmstadt, Germany, will be used by scientists at the University Hospital Muenster, to
develop better tests to positively identify the illness in people showing symptoms of the infection, which includes kidney failure and bloody
diarrhea. For the first time since the outbreak, it is now possible to study in detail the basis for what makes this strain so aggressive.
Life Technologies' Simone Guenther, Ph.D., who carried out the sequencing work, said: "The severity of this outbreak meant that speed was of the
essence. We were able to provide the data in record time to University Hospital Muenster. In previous outbreaks it would have taken much longer to
reach this stage."
edit on 2-6-2011 by Seekeye2 because: Further information to add