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.
In Genome Research this week: population dynamics of E. coli infection, lncRNA expression changes in macaque aging, and more.
The firm said that a number of hospitals and labs are expected to evaluate the panel, presenting it with about a $2.0 million annual revenue opportunity.
The technology is identifying sources of foodborne pathogen outbreaks more quickly and precisely than older technology.
A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.
New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."
In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.