After more than a quarter-century of teaching and a decade of DNA sequencing, Bob Waterston has become the face of genomics for Washington University in St. Louis. So when he leaves — most likely December or January — for a new post at the University of Washington School of Medicine, his move will be much noted.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.