Open Education News, a blog that aggregates and publishes news related to open education, has officially launched, says Peter Suber. Modeled after Suber's own Open Access News blog, OEN is supported by Mark Shuttleworth (of Ubuntu fame). The growing movement hopes to bring education to those without access to formal schools and the financial and structural support they offer.

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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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