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In a study out of Michigan that seems to have overturned the cancer stem cell theory, researchers found that after introducing human melanoma cells into immunocompromised mice, many more than expected developed tumors. In the less immunocompromised mice, only one in 837,000 cells regenerated melanoma, while in the more vulnerable mice one in four cells did, says a related news story.

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In Science this week: intellectual property landscape of CRISPR genome editing, and more.

A researcher has been convicted of conspiring to steal genetically engineered rice, Reuters reports.

Harvard Medical School's George Church says a woolly mammoth-elephant hybrid is only a few years away, according to the New Scientist.

Intel is ending its sponsorship of the International Science and Engineering Fair, the New York Times reports.