"My Twitter feed just exploded," Matthew Herper says. "No one is talking about much else right now," the Broad Institute's Chad Nusbaum tells Forbes. "This is the megaton sequencing announcement we've been waiting for," Nick Loman writes at Pathogens: Genes and Genomes.

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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.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.