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A draft bill before a US Senate spending panel would, if passed, raise the budget of the National Institutes of Health by 2 percent, ScienceInsider reports.

This would increase the agency's budget by some $605.7 million to $30.5 billion for fiscal year 2015. And, ScienceInsider points out, is greater than the $211 million increase requested by the Obama administration.

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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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