From the Skin, hESCs

Using a newly described methodology, researchers from South Korea and the US report being able to generate human embryonic stem cells from somatic cells from aged nuclear donors in Cell Stem Cell this week.

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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.