In a paper published online in advance in Science this week, researchers at the University of Liverpool in the UK and the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic report on the mutational origin of industrial melanism in the peppered moth, or carbonaria.

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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.