The number of human genomes sequenced in the world will probably double annually for the next couple of years, in part due to the continued growth in sequencing for research use, but also because the genome is now moving into the clinic, opines Francis deSouza, Illumina's president.

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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.