To get your fill of Charles Darwin, listen to the Guardian's Science Weekly podcast. On the podcast with Alok Jha are Poet Laureate Ruth Padel, University College London's Steve Jones, and Cambridge University's Gillian Beer, to discusses Darwin's writings and what he read.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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