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A new study in Nature Genetics sheds light on exactly how bacteria evolved to resist drugs, according to the New Scientist. Harvard University's Erdal Toprak, Adrian Veres, and their colleagues have developed a device they call a "morbidostat," which monitors the growth of bacteria as they are exposed to increasing doses of antibiotics.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.