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Leaders from TEDCO and CIRM agreed Monday to collaborate on conducting research and pursuing grant funding from state and federal sources in hopes of increasing their ability to compete with other top-tier states for researchers and their grant money.

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However, a state official said several factors may enable Maryland to spend more cash on life-sci projects than are currently planned for the year beginning July 1.

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.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.