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.
For the first time, researchers connected two different types of DNA snippets to identify individuals. This could help researchers across many fields — but isn’t without risk.
Advances in funding and technology have boosted the profile (and potential) of gene mutation study. But the movement has also magnified gaps and incomplete claims.