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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.

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In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.