News tagged with infectious diseases

100K Pathogen Genome Project maps first genomes

( —Striking a blow at foodborne diseases, the 100K Pathogen Genome Project at the University of California, Davis, today announced that it has sequenced the genomes of its first 10 infectious microorganisms, including ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Bacterial security agents go rogue

CRISPR, a system of genes that bacteria use to defend themselves against viruses, has been found to be involved in helping some bacteria evade the mammalian immune system. The results are scheduled for publication Sunday, ...

dateApr 14, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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