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Standard approaches could only determine that the Klebsiella pneumoniae infections spreading through a Denver hospital were related, but not how the bug was passed from patient to patient, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The hospital turned to scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who then sequenced the isolates, determining sub-clusters within the hospital as well as transmission events between different units of the hospital.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.