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 are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.
According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.
In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.
CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.