This Week in Science

In Science this week, a Cornell University team reports on the results of a study using a precision nuclear run-on and sequencing assay to map the genome-wide distribution of transcriptionally engaged Pol II at base-pair resolution. They found that Pol II accumulates immediately downstream of promoters, at intron-exon junctions that are efficiently used for splicing and over 3′ polyadenylation sites.

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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.