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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team from Japan and the US used a combination of whole-genome sequencing, exome sequencing, and "oncovirome" sequencing to scrutinize matched tumor and normal samples from more than 500 individuals from different populations who had a form of liver cancer called hepatocel

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Cell, researchers from China and the US described an approach for analyzing the genomes of individual human oocytes — a strategy that's expected to prove useful for understandi

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - In Lancet Respiratory Medicine, an international team led by investigators at the Duke University Medical Center described findings from a prospective study looking at asthma-related information that can be

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The cholera strain behind the outbreak that emerged in Haiti in 2010 has a limited ability to acquire new genes, according to an evolutionary analysis of isolate genomes conducted by Cheryl Tarr at

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.