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In a paper appearing online today in Science, researchers reported that they have come up with a high-throughput sequencing-based approach for teasing apart relationships between methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from around the world and within a single health care facility.

Researchers in the UK, led by Nigel Brenwald in the department of microbiology at Birmingham's City Hospital, recently looked into the feasibility of bringing a real time PCR-based MRSA test into the point-of-care setting in order to reduce the time to result.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.