By Monica Heger

This story was originally published Aug. 16.

The University of Münster team that was among the first to sequence the Escherichia coli strain responsible for the recent European outbreak has now used the Ion Torrent PGM to sequence a multidrug-resistant strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae that has infected more than 80 patients at the Maasstad Hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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