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Ben Butkus

Editorial Director, GenomeWeb
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Ben Butkus is editorial director of GenomeWeb. He covers technologies and trends across the omics landscape with a particular interest in molecular diagnostics, infectious disease, PCR and related nucleic acid amplification technologies, and sample prep. 

Master's and doctoral students in the UK call on funding groups to extend their grants for the duration of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Guardian reports.

Squid can make edits to their RNA within the cytoplasm of their axons, Science News reports.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is putting $25 million toward COVID-19 treatment research, according to the Verge.

In Science this week: researchers engineer version of Cas9 that is nearly PAM-less, and more.