Sequencing a Superbug

Over at Wired, Carl Zimmer takes an in-depth look at how the US National Institutes of Health used next-gen sequencing to track a lethal outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae at the NIH Clinical Center.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.