Researchers from the US and Israel took a look at genetic diversity in clinical isolates of Candida albicans, an often harmless fungal species that can cause serious infections. Using genome sequencing and multilocus sequence typing, the team characterized 21 C. albicans isolates, including 14 found in bloodstream infections and seven isolated from oral or vaginal sites.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

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In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.