This Week in Science

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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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.