In This Case…

As a review published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates, genome sequencing is coming to the clinic. While that review focused on how to use such tools to diagnose rare genetic disorders, a separate set of essays in the medical journal mulls the genetic testing or sequencing of a healthy individual worried about disease risk.

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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.