Wellcome Sanger Institute sequences reference genomes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria

(Bioscribe) The genomes of more than 3,000 bacteria, including some of the world's most dangerous, have been sequenced by researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in collaboration with Pacific Biosciences (PacBio). By decoding the DNA, researchers will be able to better understand these diseases and how they become resistant to antibiotics. The publicly available genomic maps could also lead to the development of new diagnostic tests, vaccines or treatments.