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After eight years at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Thomas Cech is stepping down. While Cech led HHMI, its endownment grew by 60 percent and it established its own research campus, Janelia Farm. Cech will be returning to his lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to continue his work into telomerase.

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In Science this week: intellectual property landscape of CRISPR genome editing, and more.

A researcher has been convicted of conspiring to steal genetically engineered rice, Reuters reports.

Harvard Medical School's George Church says a woolly mammoth-elephant hybrid is only a few years away, according to the New Scientist.

Intel is ending its sponsorship of the International Science and Engineering Fair, the New York Times reports.