The Independents

While the across-the-board sequester cuts in the US are affecting all types of scientific research and research institutions, Dave Levitan argues in Scientific American that independent research institutions are particularly vulnerable to shrinking budgets.

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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.