Whole-genome sequencing emerges as a key tool for salmonella detection

The world’s food supply will become safer as the food industry shifts to high-resolution, whole-genome sequencing – which examines the full DNA of a given organism all at once. This move to make sequencing ubiquitous will lead to the consistently reliable detection of salmonella. A paper published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology on – … More Whole-genome sequencing emerges as a key tool for salmonella detection

MGH study shows the importance of fatty acid balance in chronic disease

Using novel transgenic mouse models they developed, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have provided new evidence that it is the ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, rather than the total amount of them, that influences risk of developing chronic disease. This work has important implications for wellness and dietary guidelines. Their paper is just … More MGH study shows the importance of fatty acid balance in chronic disease