The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) team in FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine launched an interactive research tool called Resistome Tracker, one of the first publicly available tools to provide visually informative displays of antibiotic resistance genes in bacteria. Resistome Tracker’s interactive interface allows users to customize visualizations by antibiotic drug class, compare resistance genes across different sources, identify new resistance genes, and map selected resistance genes to geographic region. This allows the determination of antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria just by examining the DNA. The current version is for Salmonella.
More information: https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm584389.htm