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Filamentous prophages turned up in a significant proportion of cystic fibrosis Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections, particular in older patients and drug-resistant cases.

Multi-drug resistant Enterococcus faecalis isolates from a Wisconsin hospital contained independent mutations falling at overlapping resistance-related loci.

Researchers found a potential alternative toxin, as well as antibiotic resistance genes, in a newly-sequenced Vibrio cholerae strain from a British WWI soldier.

Researchers retraced transmission events and resistance contributors with whole-genome sequences for 100 carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from a Beijing hospital.

Researchers detected distinct antibiotic resistance patterns in untreated urban wastewater samples from northern and southern Europe.

The test will leverage next-generation sequencing to sequence PCR amplicons of the UL54 and UL97 genes in which drug resistance with CMV has been associated.

The researchers analyzed samples from 60 countries to find antimicrobial resistance gene levels correlated with economic, health, and environmental factors.

In an SEC document, the company said net proceeds are expected to be $5.8 million and will be used to support an anticipated submission to the FDA, among other things.

The company has been gearing up to submit its Acuitas AMR Gene Panel product to the US Food and Drug Administration for regulatory clearance.

The companies have signed a licensing agreement related to bioinformatics tools to enable antimicrobial resistance research.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.