As genome sequencing can take a look at the entire length of bacterial, fungal, or viral DNA, it's coming in handy for tracking outbreaks of foodborne illness, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports.

"That allows us to link cases together [and] to contaminated foods or other exposures more precisely than ever before," John Besser from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells the ABC.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.