Concerns Resolved

The new H7N9 avian flu virus was quickly sequenced, shared, and published, but not without some concerns regarding credit, Nature reports. A team from Beijing's Chinese National Influenza Center uploaded the genetic sequence of the virus, determined from the first three patients, on March 31st to Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data database, and it submitted its H7N9 paper to the New England Journal of Medicine on April 5th.

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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.

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