NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international research team reported that they have sequenced and compared the genomes of nearly 100 group A Streptococcus strains — bacteria that can cause a severe form of necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease — identifying features in the genomes that are linked to specific epidemics and patient phenotypes.

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