NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Antimicrobial resistance genes harbored in the guts of pigs and chickens varies by country, especially among pigs, according to a new study focused on European farms.

Resistance to antimicrobials is a key threat to human health, according to the World Health Organization. While antimicrobial resistance occurs naturally, the WHO says the misuse of antibiotics in both people and livestock accelerates its development and that as resistance spreads, more infections become increasingly difficult to treat.

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In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.

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