At Built on Facts, Matt Springer points to a cartoon from PhD Comics that graphs mean salaries at US universities. Presidents and provosts make around three times as much as tenured professors, and he thinks this is unfair since profs have to juggle both administrative work and research. Grad students scrape by on about $18,000 per year. By comparison, football coaches pull in a staggering $1 million average annual salary. "Football is popular.

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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.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.