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An international team led by investigators at Monash University in Melbourne reports in PLoS One this week its sequencing on a collection of isogenic, clinical, and laboratory Staphylococcus aureus strains, which — when combined with electron microscopy and lipid membrane studies on selected isolates — it used to characterize the genetic evolution of daptomycin resistance in the pathogen.

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The UK has given emergency authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Associated Press reports.

A US advisory committee says healthcare workers and nursing home residents should be prioritized to receive a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Financial Times.

The Wall Street Journal reports North Korean hackers have targeted half a dozen companies developing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

In Cell this week: long-term SARS-CoV-2 shedding, examination of the effects of a coronavirus spike protein mutation, and more.