The Boston Globe reports on student participants in the Siemens Competition, an annual program that gives two prizes of $100,000 to high school students who are up-and-coming scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. Among the competitors are kids working on diabetes research in hepatitis patients, mapping the spread and mutations of avian flu, and designing a urine test to screen for colon cancer.

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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.