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In early online edition this week, Canadian scientists used whole genome sequencing on three strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae that had been made resistant to the antibiotic linezolid. Comparative analysis revealed mutations in the 23S rRNA gene in all mutants and at G2576T, a previously recognized resistance mutation. Mutations in an additional 31 genes were also found in at least one of the three genomes.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.