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Tracing the Bugs

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Salmonella enterica uncovered in 16th century Mexico cemeteries, reconstruction of Hans Jonatan's genome, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.

Scientists at Duke University have found that a gene variant that affects cholesterol levels can potentially increase a patient's risk of contracting typhoid fever.

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. 

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: SNP reference panel from the Haplotype Reference Consortium, and more.

Different clades of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis are behind the self-limiting and invasive diseases the bacterium causes in different parts of the world.

Scientists from the Colorado School of Mines have proposed a method to complement mass spec-based protein profiling. 

Researchers from Germany, Austria, and the US found that non-coding RNA produced by pathogenic bacteria can influence transcripts produced by both the microbe itself and the infected host.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.