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The New York Times reports that scientists are concerned about a significant loss of genetic diversity in commercial chicken populations. A study led by a Purdue University researcher shows that "fifty percent or more of the diversity of ancestral breeds has been lost," which "could make chicken production more susceptible to disease outbreaks for which resistant genes have disappeared."

 

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NPR reports that the patient who underwent a CRISPR-based treatment for sickle cell disease is doing well.

Resistance to ash dieback disease among some UK ash trees appears polygenic, the Independent reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: sequencing strategy for flash-frozen brain tissue bank samples, new version of ChlamDB, and more.

A UK woman is suing three National Health Service Trusts for not telling her about her father's Huntington's disease diagnosis, the BBC reports.