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.
NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.
The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.
National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.
In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.