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The genetic timeline of hospital superbug

Researchers at the Sanger Institute and their collaborators have explored, for the first time, the full evolutionary journey of hospital […]

From Persisting Borrelia to Chronic Lyme Disease: Vitality of Atypical and Persistent Forms of Lyme Disease Spirochetes

Lyme disease (LD) is a tick-borne multisystem disorder caused by certain species of spirochetes from the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 16th January

Your latest genomics week in brief – jam-packed with the latest genomics news and research! Top stories from the past […]

The origins of antibiotic resistance

By comparing thousands of bacterial genomes, researchers have traced back the evolutionary history of antibiotic resistance genes. Antibiotic resistance Antibiotic […]

Genetics of penicillin allergy

Researchers have reported the first robust piece of evidence for the role of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) gene HLA-B […]

Evolutionary arms race: artificial selection for host resistance to tumour growth

Researchers have used artificial selection to observe the evolutionary arms race between tumour cells and the host immune response. Evolutionary […]

Genomic Epidemiology: The Modern-day Hunt for Malicious Microbes

In this new age of genomic epidemiology, so-called “Microbe Hunters” are combining whole genome sequencing technology with epidemiological data. This […]

Alexander Fleming’s original Penicillium sequenced

Researchers from Imperial College London, CABI and the University of Oxford, have sequenced the genome of Fleming’s original Penicillium strain […]

Let’s talk about colon cancer

The recent passing of actor and role model, Chadwick Boseman, from colon cancer has shocked the nation. This shock seems […]

100kb into the genome – a quest to improve target enrichment

*** This post was written by Dr. Anja Brunner, science writer (Science Inbound) Armed with a decade of experience in […]