Giving It a Look-Over

Kirsty Duncan, Canada's science minister, has launched a review of the country's research efforts, ScienceInsider reports.

The review is to be headed up by David Naylor, the former president of the University of Toronto, and he tells ScienceInsider that the nine-person panel will examine "the whole ecosystem."

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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.