Archaeologists from the University of Leicester in the UK announced that remains found underneath a parking lot are those of King Richard III, the last English king to have died in battle. The researchers combined archaeological, historical, and genetic analyses to study the bones, The New York Times reports.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

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Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

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