This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team led by investigators at the University of Lausanne describes a whole-genome sequencing-based search for new culprits in retinitis pigmentosa, a progressive degenerative disease that can eventually lead to blindness.

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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.