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This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team led by investigators in the US present findings from a population sequencing study of group A Streptococcus strain belonging to the Emm protein 1 serotype, commonly dubbed "flesh-eating bacteria." By sequencing the genomes of more than 3,600 of these "M1" strains, the researchers retraced the evolution and spread of epidemic group A Streptococcus.

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.