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In Cancer Discovery, a team of US researchers reports a first-in-human trial of a STAT3 decoy oligonucleotide in patients with head and neck tumors. Transcription factors like STAT3 have been considered undruggable, the team says. For this study, the researchers developed a decoy targeting STAT3 and performed a phase 0 trial in which they injected it into patients with head and neck cancers.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.