A New Way?

A feature in Esquire tells the story of Stephanie Lee, who was diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year and given not very much time to live, as Tom Junod and Mark Warren write. Lee's case, though as a 36-year-old woman with "an old man's disease," caught the attention of Eric Schadt at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

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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.