NEW YORK, Oct. 4 - Researchers at the Sanger Center and other leading British institutions said Thursday that they have completed the sequencing of  Yersinia pestis , the bacterium that causes the deadly bubonic plague, also known as "black death."

The Wellcome Trust funded the three-year, 330,000 pound ($487,476) research effort.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.