Science Progress reports on two stories from Science and National Geographic that speculate what effect a possible government bailout will have on science funding. The consensus is not good. "The most relevant immediate factor is the fact that the continuing resolution passed by Congress over the weekend will hold all federal funding at current levels until March of next year," says the article.

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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.