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NIH has awarded some grants for biomedical research at the International Space Station, reports Technology Review's Brittany Sauser on the Delta-V blog. NIH and NASA are teaming up to learn more about health issues in microgravity. The research will include experiments on the effects of bacteria and other microorganisms that have been shown to become more virulent in space, and the effects of prolonged space travel on astronauts' bones, Sauser says.

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In Science this week: intellectual property landscape of CRISPR genome editing, and more.

A researcher has been convicted of conspiring to steal genetically engineered rice, Reuters reports.

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Intel is ending its sponsorship of the International Science and Engineering Fair, the New York Times reports.