Researchers from Iceland, Denmark, and the United Kingdom published their findings this week following a national epidemic in horses in Iceland in 2010. They utilized whole-genome sequencing to distinguish endemic circulating strains against the novel outbreak strain. Utilizing sequencing like this helped the researchers identify the most likely initial outbreak location as well as a single human case. As next-generation and third-generation sequencers become more commonplace in public health, where else do we expect to see this technology change the field – forensics, insurance, law? Do you have any examples of critical changes implemented by introduction of these emerging biotechologies?