NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Clusters of genes — some from viruses — appear to contribute to the competitiveness of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain known to cause serious infections in humans, particularly cystic fibrosis patients, according to new research.
 

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

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