Cisco Systems' chief technology officer Padmasree Warrior tells Tech Review that a national CTO, a position that President Obama promised to create, should focus on e-initiatives that would make the government "more efficient and open." Warrior is thought to be at the top of the candidates' list. She also says that innovation needs to be harnessed to boost the economy and that cybersecurity needs to be addressed, especially as cloud computing becomes more prevalent.

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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.