Trends Microbiol. 2014 May;22(5):229-31. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2014.02.004.
Virus discovery: are we scientists or genome collectors?
Some scientists now proclaim that future pandemics can be successfully forecasted, allowing the planning of useful intervention strategies for pandemic preparedness. We underline the fundamental importance of performing dedicated investigations when viruses are discovered, to guarantee public health authorities the availability of nonerroneous information about potential upcoming threats.
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next generation sequencing, pandemic preparedness, virus discovery
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