In a letter, half a dozen members of the US House of Representatives science committee express their concern that President Donald Trump has yet to appoint a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy director or adequately staff the office, Popular Science reports.

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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.