This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Biology this week, investigators at the Broad Institute and their colleagues describe "the role of nucelosome positioning in the evolution of gene regulation." In examining the relationship between chromatin organization and gene expression in 12 Hemiascomycota yeast species, by determining mRNA abundance and nucleosome positions genome-wide, the team found "substantial conservation of global and functional chromatin organization in all species," and that ch

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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.