The Florida Board of Education passed new science standards on a 4-3 vote, writes Joshua Rosenau at Thoughts From Kansas. Board members rejected a proposal by religious groups that would have teachers emphasize "critical analysis" of evolution, but they did accommodate the God-fearing: at the last minute, they decided to add the word "scientific theory of" before various terms, including plate tectonics, atomic theory, cell theory, and evolution.

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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.