There are a number of efforts aimed at increasing the number of women in science and technology fields, but Salon's Amanda Marcotte writes that these programs might not be having the desired effect because they don't change the conditions that lead women to leave.

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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.