Annette Schavan, the German minister for education and research, has had her PhD invalidated among allegations of plagiarism, ScienceInsider reports. Schavan's lawyer says that she will be challenging the ruling in court.

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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.