Though the field of comparative genomics is still young, it’s maturing quickly — perhaps by necessity, as improvements in high-throughput sequencing generate reams of data with each new genome studied.

“There are a lot of different kinds of ’omics being touted,” says David Haussler at the University of California, Santa Cruz, “but genomics is still king. DNA … is going to continue to be a huge source of information.”

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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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