NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study published online today in Genome Research, an international team of investigators in the UK, Turkey, and elsewhere described the genome sequencing and genome-wide association study approach it used to assess virulence patterns in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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