Klebsiella pneumoniae

Scientists are using sequencing to identify resistance genes and piece together the evolution of a pathogen's genome.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: sequencing analysis of Klebsiella pneumoniae, sex-biased gene expression in jewel wasps, and more.

In a study published in PNAS, the researchers found that the bacteria has split into three distinct species and is developing multiple clones that are highly virulent or drug resistant.

Freeze-drying and rehydrating pooled samples may overcome problems casued by dilution of pathogen nucleic acids.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study published today in Science Translational Medicine shows how whole-genome sequencing in real time during an outbreak can help change hospital management to control the outbreak.

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have used whole-genome sequencing to track an outbreak of drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in real time, demonstrating that sequencing during an outbreak can lead to changes in patient management to stem the outbreak.

This article has been updated to correct the location of LifeSequencing.

A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.