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New study shows positive impact of genetic code on TB treatment

A new study by Public Health England, the University of Oxford and others reveals we can better predict a patient’s response to TB treatments.

Public Health England (PHE) scientists have been part of a UK-wide collaboration which found that our understanding of tuberculosis (TB) genetic code is now detailed enough to predict a person’s response to TB treatments. With rapid DNA sequencing technologies available, it will be possible to give the correct drugs to more patients, improving cure rates and helping to stop the spread of drug-resistant strains.