There are a number of myths, Pacific Standard's Francie Diep writes, that people working to increase diversity in the sciences routinely encounter, such as there not being enough Black and Latino Americans who receive PhDs in the sciences or that a 'color-blind policy' is the best way to go, among others.

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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.