cholera

To Track Cholera

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Yemen cholera epidemic bacteria sequenced, loci linked to osteoporosis, and more.

The cholera epidemic in Yemen is caused by astrain with an unusual antimicrobial resistance phenotype that belongs to a sublineage from South Asia.

The researchers also reported that cholera strains infecting members of the same household were highly similar, suggesting in-household transmissions.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genomics tracks cholera pandemics.

By sequencing Vibrio cholerae isolates from Africa and Latin America, investigators got a look at the lineages leading to outbreaks over several decades.

Genome sequences from isolates of Vibrio cholerae collected before and after the so-called seventh cholera pandemicprovide insights into the strain's evolution.

The Malaysian company received CE-IVD marking for its PCR-based tests for influenza A/B and for cholera. 

Researchers are looking through well-preserved remains of cholera victims in an abandoned Italian cemetery for Vibrio cholerae DNA.

Several regulatory genes are responsible for starting a process that both kills surrounding bacteria and adds their DNA to the pathogen's own genome.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.