Scientists from The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Public Health England, and elsewhere sequenced the genomes of 209 MRSA isolates collected in Europe from 1960 to 1989.
The institute will house the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance to monitor antibiotic-resistant bacteria worldwide.
Examining more than half of its genome, researchers found the parasite's success is due to stripping its genome down to essential genes.
Researchers led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute also reported that combined chromothripsis and amplification might be a driving mechanism of osteosarcoma.
Wellcome Trust's Jeremy Farrar discusses the effect of Brexit on science in the UK in The Times.
By studying isolated villagers, researchers have uncovered a variant that appears to protect against cardiovascular disease.
The researchers used SC3 to uncover subclones within samples from patients with pre-malignant tumors.
Researchers found mutations thought to be associated with embryo development and used them to recreate early cellular life in the human body.
The prototype system uses viral genome data to act as a framework for real-time molecular epidemiology and evolutionary analysis of emerging epidemics.
The competition was established in 2015 to fund studies addressing the biggest challenges in cancer research.
Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.
Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.
Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.
In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.