Sean Eddy at Cryptogenomicon says he's glad to see that the National Academy of Sciences report, "Sequence-based classification of select agents: a brighter line" — which he's worked on with 12 colleagues for the "past year or so" — has finally been released.

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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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