This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, Brazilian researchers describe DNA barcodes that are showing promise for verifying the identity of medicinal plants used in herbal remedies. The team used barcode sequences in three genes to test more than 250 leaf, flower, and root samples, purchased from a market in Brazil between 2012 and 2014.

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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.