To get a good DNA or RNA pellet through precipitation, you first need to choose between using ethanol and isopropanol. A post from Bitesize Bio a little while ago explains the choice — and when one approach is better than the other.

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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.