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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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In PNAS this week: mutations linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, salivary proteins common among oral squamous cell carcinoma patients, and more.

At Wired, a science journalist discusses her decision not to undergo BRCA testing.

The Japan Times says regulations are needed to oversee human genome-editing research.

In PLOS this week: molecular surveillance of S. Typhi, genome-wide association study of attention in children, and more.