There's an effort underway to raise some $16,000 to sequence the genomes of three Manx cats, according to IOM Today. An Isle of Man researcher, it notes, is donating her time to lead the project and analyze the data generated.

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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.