This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the US, Italy, and Canada outline findings from a genomic study of infectious Streptococcus evolution. The team focused on the multilocus sequence type 1 in the invasive serotype V group B Streptococcus (GBS) — a form of the pathogen previously found to be a prevalent in non-pregnant individuals with GBS infections in the US and Canada over the past two decades or so.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.