Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (1K08AI101005, 1R01AI137526-01)
Received: 18 February 2019
Accepted: 19 February 2020
First Online: 5 March 2020
: Twitter handles: @Ahmed_Microbes (Ahmed M. Moustafa); @pauljplanet (Paul J. Planet).
: The 96 AD and SSTI <i>S. aureus</i> genomes were collected under protocol (IRB# AAAN5753) administrated by the Columbia University Institutional Review Board. Genomic data has been stripped of all protected health information and patient identifiers. Subjects provided informed consent. Research was conducted according to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.