Role of Clinicogenomics in Infectious Disease Diagnostics and Public Health Microbiology

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jul;54(7):1686-1693. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02664-15. Epub 2016 Feb 24.


Clinicogenomics is the exploitation of genome sequence data for diagnostic, therapeutic, and public health purposes. Central to this field is the high-throughput DNA sequencing of genomes and metagenomes. The role of clinicogenomics in infectious disease diagnostics and public health microbiology was the topic of discussion during a recent symposium (session 161) presented at the 115th general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology that was held in New Orleans, LA. What follows is a collection of the most salient and promising aspects from each presentation at the symposium.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Communicable Disease Control / methods*
  • Communicable Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Communicable Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Humans
  • Microbiological Techniques / methods*