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LiveScience's Stephanie Pappas this week reports that while the Swiss personal genomics firm iGENEA suggests that more than half of all Western European men are to some degree related to the historic pharaoh King Tutankhamun, the researchers "who worked to decode Tut's genome … say the claim is 'unscientific.'" The iGENEA team, which claims to have constructed a second-hand DNA profile of Tutankhamun, initiated its study of the boy-king "based on what they say are genetic markers t

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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.