Using a real-world outbreak as a test case, a team combined patient transfer data and whole-genome sequencing to identify hot spots for antibiotic-resistant bacteria transmission.
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A PCR-based approach to a frontier of the human genome could speed discovery in chromosome-based diseases and birth defects.
Helpful forms of E. coli may trigger steps that keep infections out, new experiments in dish-grown gut organoids show.
Dozens of hospitals across Michigan have teamed up to improve surgical care, saving lives and dollars. Now, the leaders propose ways to take the model national.
By harnessing massive amounts of data on activity within and between snippets of DNA, researchers aim to one day reprogram both healthy and diseased cells.
Despite demands that impact their own lives and health, only 1 in 4 caregivers use support resources meant for them.