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Researchers found a potential alternative toxin, as well as antibiotic resistance genes, in a newly-sequenced Vibrio cholerae strain from a British WWI soldier.

A team led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco generated optical genome maps for 154 individuals from more than two dozen populations.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: Madariaga virus linked to pediatric acute febrile illness cases in Haiti, tool to screen for viral infection in human cell lines, and more.

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A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.

The genomic analysis also found that drug resistance mutations have appeared locally, suggesting that the issue can still be addressed region by region.

In Genome Research this week: novel nematode gene families, approach to characterize nuclear bodies and other large ribonucleoprotein complexes, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: influence of DNA architecture on genome editing, within-host HIV evolution, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis that included multiple samples per patient suggests overlapping driver mutations make their way into multiple metastases in each patient.

The researchers also reported that cholera strains infecting members of the same household were highly similar, suggesting in-household transmissions.

From infant skeletal remains going back hundreds of years, a team produced three Treponema pallidum genomes, representing both syphilis- and yaws-causing sub-species.

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The long-running Framingham Heart Study has received a $38 million grant, according to the Boston Globe.

A Stanford University investigation finds that its researchers did not take part in He Jiankui's work to develop gene-edited infants.

Retraction Watch reports that two researchers had both a Science and a Nature paper retracted last week.

In Genome Biology this week: genomic sequencing of milkweed bug, benchmark comparison of single-cell RNA sequencing platforms, and more.