NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Scientists at the University of Liverpool's Centre for Genomic Research will use UK government funding to sequence and analyze the genomes of a microbe that causes food poisoning and leads to 100 deaths each year.

The CGR researchers have received a grant of £157,000 ($261,000) from the Food Standards Agency to fund the effort, which will focus on analyzing the Campylobacter genome with the aim of better understanding how it gets into the food supply and its transmission routes to humans.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.

Mary Beckerle has been removed as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in what one researcher refers to as a "coup," ScienceInsider reports.

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