So Complex

Newsweek discusses some of "life's complexities," namely epigenetics and systems biology.

One article takes a look at epigenetics and its role in cancer. A few epigenetic cancer drugs have been approved by FDA, such as Vidaza and Zolinza, but "first-generation epigenetic drugs have not included a home run like Gleevec," the story says.

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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.