This Week in PNAS

A University of Michigan-led team explores regulatory features in islet cells in search of clues to type 2 diabetes. The researchers used a combination of standard RNA sequencing, strand-specific messenger RNA sequencing, genotyping, and/or chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing to profile dozens of pancreatic islet cell samples, incorporating existing islet sample data into their analyses.

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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.