Researchers retraced transmission events and resistance contributors with whole-genome sequences for 100 carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from a Beijing hospital.
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The Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate was among one of the first such highly resistant strains reported to the CDC, which sequenced and analyzed it.
Investigators used sequencing, phylogenetics, and epidemiology to retrace transmission during a 2008 outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.
An uncommon clonal group, clone type 307, was the most common among the nearly 2,000 Klebsiella pneumonia samples sequenced.
Scientists are using sequencing to identify resistance genes and piece together the evolution of a pathogen's genome.
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.
A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.
A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.
An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.
In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.