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The Short Read Archive at the National Center for Biotechnology Information is up and running, reports the current issue of NCBI News. Head to the archive to sift through, add to, or download sequencing data from next-generation platforms including 454, Complete Genomics, HeliScope, Illumina, and SOLiD.

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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.