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In this week's issue of Science, a Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute-led team describes its high-throughput, bulk bacterial sequencing approach for following methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, evolution. By sequencing isolates collected around the world over many years and at a Thai hospital over several months, the researchers show that they can follow MRSA transmission between continents and within a single hospital.

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