Investigators from the UK and Norway present findings from a population dynamics study of invasive Escherichia coli infections in England. Using whole-genome sequencing, the team assessed more than 1,500 E. coli isolates collected at hospitals in the UK over 11 years or from local E. coli sets from a diagnostic lab. These sequences made it possible to put together a pan-genome for the bug, along with a phylogenetic tree that pointed to the most prevalent E.

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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.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

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