This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Sweden, Canada, and the US explore genetic patterns associated with adaptive evolution in Atlantic herring. The team re-sequenced the genomes of 40 to 50 fish apiece from half a dozen Atlantic herring population at sites in the North Atlantic.

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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.