Researchers have turned to whole-genome sequencing to investigate how bacteria like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus spread throughout hospitals — in 2011, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute researchers traced a MRSA outbreak at Cambridge's Rosie Hospital to a new strain that spread to the parents of the children on the ward and one healthcare worker, Ian Sample writes at the Guardian.

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