Researchers have uncovered the carbapenem-resistance gene bla IMP-27 at a pig farm in the US, NBC News reports.
"It is an extremely rare gene. How it got on this farm, we don't know," senior author Thomas Wittum from Ohio State University tells NBC.
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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.
The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.
Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.
In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.