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In this week's Science, North Carolina State University's Rodolphe Barrangou highlights the potential of the gene-editing technology CRISPR, while stressing the importance of gaining further insights into the Cas9 endonuclease that cleaves targeted DNA in order to improve the specificity and efficiency of the system.

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.