Human Migration and Seals: Origins of Pre-Columbian Tuberculosis | Illumina SciMon Video

13 December 2014

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis is responsible for nearly 1.5 million deaths annually. Infected individuals are asymptomatic for months, which is responsible for worldwide expansion of this pathogen. Researchers have identified that Pre-Columbian strains of tuberculosis was transferred to humans from seals. Sequencing data from a 12,000 year old skeleton provided insights into human migration in the South Americas. Sequencing is revealing the hidden mysteries of the origins of diseases and human migration. For more information on applications of Illumina technology in the field of Transcriptomics, please visit us at Illumina: RNA sequencing Products: HiSeq: MiSeq: Publication Links: PMID: 24662221 | Galagan JE., et al. (2014): PMID: 25141181 | Bos KI., et al. (2014): PMID: 24833392 | Chatters JC., et al. (2014): Publication Research Reviews: Metagenomics 2nd Edition The Science Mondays (SciMon) series is brought to you by Illumina Illumina hosts Swati Kadam, Ph.D., Scientific Liaison, Scientific Affairs and Jacques Retief, Associate Director Scientific Affairs deliver 5 minutes of scientific enlightenment on the latest discoveries. Want more information on Transcriptomics? Want more information on Viruses? Click the link for our Publication review:

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