Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.
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.
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.
Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.
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.