The New York Times has an article on using radiation to create genetically mutated plants. Radiation breeding has led to thousands of mutant plants and a large part of the world's crops, and has been put to use by bodies like the International Atomic Energy Agency to improve crop yields in developing countries.

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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.