A survey by the Lemelson-MIT Program says that teens in America are interested in science, engineering, and math but don't have the proper mentorship to pursue those fields as careers. Two-thirds of the kids, in fact, "said that the lack of a mentor would discourage them from entering a science or engineering career," says a post at Ars Technica.

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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.