Microbial genome-wide association studies: lessons from human GWAS. Nature Reviews Genetics, nrg.2016.132: doi:10.1038/nrg.2016.132 (2016).

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Title: Microbial genome-wide association studies: lessons from human GWAS
Authors: Power RA, Parkhill J, de Oliveira T.
Journal: Nature Reviews Genetics,nrg.2016.132:doi:10.1038/nrg.2016.132 (2016)

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The reduced costs of sequencing have led to whole-genome sequences for a large number of microorganisms, enabling the application of microbial genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Given the successes of human GWAS in understanding disease aetiology and identifying potential drug targets, microbial GWAS are likely to further advance our understanding of infectious diseases. These advances include insights into pressing global health problems, such as antibiotic resistance and disease transmission.

In this Review, we outline the methodologies of GWAS, the current state of the field of microbial GWAS, and how lessons from human GWAS can direct the future of the field.

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Citation: Power RA, Parkhill J, de Oliveira T. Microbial genome-wide association studies: lessons from human GWAS Nature Reviews Genetics,nrg.2016.132:doi:10.1038/nrg.2016.132 (2016).

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