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The rise of a digital immune system

dc.contributor.authorSchatz, Michael C
dc.contributor.authorPhillippy, Adam M
dc.identifier.citationSchatz, M.C., Phillippy, A.M. The rise of a digital immune system. GigaSci 1, 4 (2012).en_US
dc.description.abstractDriven by million-fold improvements in biotechnology, biology is increasingly shifting towards high-resolution, quantitative approaches to study the molecular dynamics of entire populations. One exciting application enabled by this new era of biology is the “digital immune system”. It would work in much the same way as an adaptive, biological immune system: by observing the microbial landscape, detecting potential threats, and neutralizing them before they spread beyond control. With the potential to have an enormous impact on public health, it is time to integrate the necessary biotechnology, computational, and organizational systems to seed the development of a global, sequencing-based pathogen surveillance system.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen_US
dc.subjectMicrobial Genomeen_US
dc.subjectExciting Applicationen_US
dc.subjectBiological Immune Systemen_US
dc.subjectSequencing Deviceen_US
dc.titleThe rise of a digital immune systemen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtCollege of Computer, Mathematical & Physical Sciencesen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, MD)en_us

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