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Whole-genome sequencing provides refined resolution for tuberculosis tracking compared with conventional methods based on strain typing, according to a PLOS Medicine study. Researchers from Germany and France did whole-genome sequencing on 86 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from a German TB outbreak, which occurred in the midst of a prospective epidemiological survey spanning more than a decade.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.