DNA sequencing is performed in healthcare settings to identify pathogenic micro-organisms and study their molecular composition. It therefore contributes to the diagnosis of infectious diseases and provides useful information for defining strategies to control them. DNA sequencing is also applied to the field of food safety, particularly to identify food fraud.

But what is meant by DNA sequencing? And what are Next Generation Sequencing technolgies? Find it out in this video produced by the Istitituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe), an Italian health authority and research organization in the fields of animal health, food safety and zoonoses.