Tuberculosis in the 21st century: DOTS and SPOTS [Leading Article]
Molecular epidemiology shows the potential of new technology to supplement established approaches in answering questions central to public health. Our knowledge of the complete genomic sequence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis now has us poised on the brink of a new era. Emerging technologies such as microscopic arrays comprised of thousands of spots of DNA will provide knowledge that will fundamentally alter our approach to disease control.
The synergy of a balanced portfolio incorporating a globalized public health commitment and creative basic research will provide us with the infrastructure and tools needed to eliminate tuberculosis before the close of the 21st century.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: Stanford Center for Tuberculosis Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Publication date: 1999-11-01
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