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Canadian food inspectors are relying on whole-genome sequencing to track foodborne pathogens, the CBC reports.

In Genome Research this week: PeCanPIE platform for finding, annotating, and ranking pathogenic variants; commensal Escherichia coli analysis; and more.

In PNAS this week: mathematical model of metastatic seeding, mitochondrial mutation effects, and more.

NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.

Based on sequences for hundreds of E. coli ST131 lineage isolates, researchers propose a model that involves negative frequency-dependent selection on accessory parts of the genome.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.

Sequencing has helped identify where an E. coli outbreak may have originated, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The nucleic acid diagnostic platform they are developing doesn't require expensive optics, and it could be available as a manufacturing prototype in about a year.

Using meat and clinical samples collected prospectively over a year, researchers found evidence for poultry-to-human transmission of Escherichia coli sequence type 131.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.

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In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.

Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.

In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.

Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.