With genome sequencing, investigators tracked down a sole stool donor carrying the same multi-drug resistant form of Escherichia coli found in two FMT recipients with bacteremia.
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.
Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing.
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.
Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports.
In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.