Blogger Grant Jacobs at Code for Life says that these days "the academic research career is the exception." Scientists who choose to pursue careers outside of academia "are not exceptions, but are the rule," he suggests.

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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.