The membership of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues was announced this week, and Summer Johnson, a blogger at the American Journal of Bioethics' blog, says she is "boggled" by the commission's composition.
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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.