An investigation at the University of Minnesota concludes that a 2001 paper on stem cells from Catherine Verfaillie's lab, and published in Blood, contained falsified images, reports the Associated Press. The investigation cleared Verfaillie of wrongdoing but says she provided "inadequate training and oversight" to her graduate student, Morayma Reyes.

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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.