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This Week in Science

In this week's Science, researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center show how the gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas 9 can be used to prevent muscle degeneration in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The investigators removed embryos from pregnant mutant mice, injected them with CRISPR molecules designed to target and correct the dystrophin mutation, and then transferred the embryos back into wild-type female mice.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.