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 London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

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