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Michael White at Adaptive Complexity weighs in on NIH being risk-adverse in awarding its grants. It's not a new phenomenon, he says, but it means that more and more grants go to senior investigators and conservative projects at the loss of younger researcher and riskier work.

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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.