The Washington Post reports that the National Institutes of Health has approved 13 additional human embryonic stem cell lines as eligible for federal funding this week. On the list is H9 — the most widely used hESC line, developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison-affiliated WiCell Research Institute, which had previously been approved under the administration of former President Bush.

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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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