This Week in Cell

American and Israeli researchers report on findings from a chemical genetic screen that they used to systematically knock down genes in Cryptococcus neoformans, a fungal species known for causing difficult to treat infections that contribute to mortality risk in individuals with HIV/AIDS. The team treated nearly 1,500 C. neoformans gene deletion strains with more than 400 small molecules to track chemical responses in the knockouts.

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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.