Sequencing of typhoid fever outbreak samples in Pakistan indicates extensive drug resistance arose when a local multidrug resistance strain acquired a new plasmid.
In PLOS this week: metabolite profiles of typhoid fever, shifts in cell-free DNA levels following exercise, and more.
In Nature this week: Salmonella enterica uncovered in 16th century Mexico cemeteries, reconstruction of Hans Jonatan's genome, and more.
Max Planck researchers screened metagenomic data from samples from an outbreak-era Mexican cemetery to find Salmonella enterica DNA.
In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.
In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of common liver fluke, genomic changes in Salmonella Typhi after vaccine introduction, and more.
Researchers from the CDC and Georgia Tech tested the efficacy of using whole-genome shotgun sequencing to diagnose food-borne pathogens in outbreaks.
Different clades of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis are behind the self-limiting and invasive diseases the bacterium causes in different parts of the world.
The researchers sequenced bacteria samples sourced from all over the world to reconstruct a phylogenetic tree and learn how it evolved to have multidrug resistance.
In PLOS this week: recombination density-based method for calibrating human mutation rates, pathogen-typing approach using solid-state nanopores, and more.
Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.
The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.
In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.
The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.