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Advanced cancer patients treated with immune cells that underwent CRISPR-mediated gene editing exhibited no serious side effects, New Scientist reports.

It notes that concerns about the treatment particularly revolved around whether unintended CRISPR cuts occur and turn those cells cancerous as well.

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The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.