Texas Tech at the Forefront of Combating Infectious Diseases

One of the most important and effective ways a society can combat diseases is also one of the most confusing.

Gene sequencing is the process by which scientists determine the sequential order of the four building blocks that comprise a strand of DNA.

Dr. Steven Berk, Dean of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, talks about sequencing and what it enables doctors to do.

Thanks to the doctors at the Texas Tech Institute for Environmental and Human Health, we are better able to identify and address any mistakes and better equipped to help with mutations that might affect our area.

For more information on gene sequencing and its importance, visit their website.

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