The Old Flower

Researchers have reconstructed what they think the first flowering plant looked like, the Guardian reports. It describes the flower as "[d]elicate and upturned, with curving petals arranged in threes."

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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.