The numbers of dollars in the stimulus package heading to fund science keep fluctuating, but according to the New York Times, the current Senate version would spend $17.8 billion on science and technology research and development with $10.4 billion of it going to NIH. The House bill has $13.2 billion overall and $3.9 billion for the NIH.

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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.