The National Science Foundation may receive a 3.3 percent budget increase in 2013, reports ScienceInsider's Jeffery Mervis. Under a new bill taken up by a US Senate spending panel, the agency could receive a $240 million increase.
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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.