Starting with an 800-year-old sample from Norway, researchers retraced relationships between pig- and human-infecting Salmonella enterica lineages.
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.
Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.
The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.
The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.
In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.