Women at the Top?

Women are underrepresented at the tops of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics firms in the UK, The Guardian reports. A study by the Royal Society of Edinburgh finds that the boards of science and engineering companies have female-to-male ratios as low as one woman per 75 men.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

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