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As a review published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates, genome sequencing is coming to the clinic. While that review focused on how to use such tools to diagnose rare genetic disorders, a separate set of essays in the medical journal mulls the genetic testing or sequencing of a healthy individual worried about disease risk.

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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.