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.
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.
Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.
Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.
Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.
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