This Week in Science

In a Science paper published online in advance this week, researchers at the New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology and their collaborators characterize the 3' untranslated regions in Caenorhabditis elegans. Using polyA capture, 3'RACE, full-length cDNAs, and RNA-seq, the team defines nearly 26,000 distinct 3'UTRs and frequent alternative isoforms in C. elegans; they also show that average 3'UTR length decreases as the worms age.

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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.