Among All the Bugs

Metagenomic sequencing may soon be a tool to identify which bacterium is making a patient sick, says news@JAMA. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association used such a culture-free approach to identify the Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli behind an outbreak in Germany in 2011.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Related Posts

On the Board

Street Rats

Not From These Mice

Its Own Version

In PNAS this week: rare variants linked to bleeding disorder, comparison of whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, and more.

George Church tells The Sunday Times that his group has inserted some woolly mammoth genes into elephant cells.

A Scientific Reports editor resigns over a new policy at the journal allowing researchers to pay to fast track the peer review of their manuscripts, and poll.

The National Cancer Institute's Harold Varmus discusses the state of cancer research with the New York Times.