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A treatment made from embryonic stem cells is being used to treat a patient with a spinal cord injury, reports Discover. The phase I trial, which is being conducted by Geron, is testing the safety of the treatment and will enroll 10 people.

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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.

Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.

Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: three studies from the Ruminant Genome Project, and more.