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Because Reading Journals on the Beach Causes Staring

Temperatures are rising as summer is well into its stride and that often means that people flock to the beach or a nearby swimming hole. The Washington Post has a list of books that scientists recommend to bring along for that day in the sun — just don't forget your sun block. Jane Goodall suggests On the Beach by Nevil Shute and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby while others place their bets on Octavia E. Butler's Kindred and Edward O. Wilson's Naturalist, among others.

Daily Scan asks: What's in your beach bag to read?

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Study Finds Few FDA Post-Market Regulatory Actions Backed by Research, Public Assessments

A Yale University-led team examines in The BMJ safety signals from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and whether they led to regulatory action.

Duke University Team Develops Programmable RNA Tool for Cell Editing

Researchers have developed an RNA-based editing tool that can target specific cells, as they describe in Nature.

Novel Gene Editing Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers in Science Advances report on their development of a non-nuclease-based gene editing approach they hope to apply to treat cystic fibrosis.

Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.