This Week in PLoS

The Burnham Institute's Adam Godzik is the senior author on a paper appearing this week in PLoS Biology that attempted to map the "dark matter of protein space," or uncharacterized proteins with domains of unknown function of which there are about 2,200 families.

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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.