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Researchers showed how an isothermal amplification technique could detect S. enterica serovars from culture by targeting specific gene markers.  

In PLOS this week: gene alteration linked to glaucoma, genome sequencing traces origin of lager yeast, and more.

In the PLOS journals this week: a tsetse fly population genetics study, an analysis of E. Coli isolates from infected individuals in India, and more.

By sequencing ancient Salmonella enterica isolates, investigators retraced the history of the bug in humans transitioning to pastoral and agricultural lifestyles.

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.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.