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This Week in Science

In Science this week: NASA Twins Study examines biological effects of a year in space, and more.

The PCR-based Carba assay is designed to detect and differentiate bacterial gene sequences that are associated with resistance to carbapenem antibiotics.

Researchers retraced transmission events and resistance contributors with whole-genome sequences for 100 carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from a Beijing hospital.

Researchers detected distinct antibiotic resistance patterns in untreated urban wastewater samples from northern and southern Europe.

Sequencing analysis of the Enterococcus faecium isolates found that they belonged to two clades, one of which harbored numerous resistance genes.

Researchers designed a PCR-based test for pyrethroid resistance based on a cytochrome P450 allele that is common in Anopheles funestus mosquitoes from Malawi.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.

The new center will focus on liquid biopsy technologies for tracking treatment response and for monitoring patients with minimal residual disease.

Speed Search

Researchers from the University of Oxford have devised an approach to quickly search viral and bacterial genomes, according to the Atlantic.

The institutes will send patients samples to Resolution Bioscience, which will sequence circulating tumor DNA to identify the genetic causes of drug resistance.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.