NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Methylation editing targeting the fragile X syndrome gene can rescue neurons affected by the condition, according to a new paper.

Fragile X syndrome, which is caused by the mutations within the FMR1 gene on the X chromosome that lead it to be silenced, is the most common genetic form of intellectual disability among boys, affecting 1 in 3,600.

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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.

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