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phylogenetics

Researchers described a vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infection transmitted from a liver donor to recipient, ruling out hospital-acquired infection with genomics.

Snakehead (Channa argus).

The genome may serve as a resource for those studying the fish, which is economically important in some parts of the world and an invasive species in others. 

Researchers applied their gene genealogy interrogation approach to fish in the otophysan clade before moving on to other branches in the tree of life.

Old Infections

Researchers have isolated Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Gardnerella vaginalis from an 800-year-old skeleton, New Historian reports.

A phylogenetic analysis of gut microbial communities in the Inuit population revealed broad similarities to gut microbiomes from individuals in the city of Montreal.

Researchers sequenced and analyzed the genomes of nine new Streptococcus pyogenes isolates involved in throat, pharynx, or other infections in Lebanon.

By analyzing hundreds of rabies virus genomes from isolates collected over 65 years, researchers characterized evolutionary features in two main RABV groups.

A sequenced variola virus isolate from the 1600s points to a relatively recent common ancestor for viruses involved in 20th century smallpox infections.

Genome sequences from isolates of Vibrio cholerae collected before and after the so-called seventh cholera pandemicprovide insights into the strain's evolution.

A sequencing study suggests multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium abscessus bacteria are often passed between people, not acquired from the environment.

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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.