Public Health England

Scientists have sequenced more than 2,700 distinct strains from the National Collection of Type Cultures, a non-profit biorepository run by Public Health England.

Mishandling Them

The Guardian reports that labs in the UK have had safety incidents involving pathogens.

The partnership is part of a broader agreement between Genome BC and Genomics England to share data and tools around cancer and rare and infectious diseases.

The Public Health England lab plans to continue to use Oxford Nanopore's MinIon to help discover novel resistance mutations and elements that influence virulence.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.