Exploration of human disease: The bacterial frontier

Exploration of human disease: The bacterial frontier

How do you unravel the cause of a new human disease? 7/9 Broad Institute

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, July 9, 6-7pm
Explorations of human disease: The bacterial frontier
Ami Bhatt

How do you unravel the cause of a new human disease? For Ami Bhatt, the answer involved solving a DNA puzzle. Faced with a human disease of unknown bacterial origin, Ami used a combination of DNA fragments from diseased tissue and several computational methods to piece together an explanation. What she discovered was the genome of a new species of bacteria believed to have caused the disease. Ami will talk about her discovery and its possible implications for the future of infectious disease.

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