NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an international team described its sequencing-based efforts to find and track global strains of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, or ETEC, the culprit in some 400 million infectious diarrhea cases annually.

The researchers characterized hundreds of ETEC isolates collected in 20 countries globally between 1980 and 2011 using whole-genome sequencing, phylogenetics, and other analyses.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.

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