Almost 10 years ago, Ben Liu, an associate professor of forestry biotechnology at NC State, realized that there was a serious problem with the quality of gene and protein expression data. While researching a book on statistical genetics, Liu found that many of the papers in the literature contained “too low quality data, at less than rigorous treatment,” he says. So he resolved to do something about it.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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