In a review article, George Church says that people might be better off forgetting about privacy in the new era of personal genomics. At his Genetic Future blog, Daniel MacArthur summarizes Church's piece, which appears in Nature Reviews Genetics, saying that a new paradigm for research has arrived and that "research participants must learn to accept the fact that the privacy of their genetic and health information cannot be guaranteed."

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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.