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Reinstating the CRISPR patent interference with the Broad Institute would allow UC to argue that Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier invented it first.

The program will provide two young scientists with funding for independent research as well as resources to help them commercialize their technology.

These tardigrade-specific proteins form a disordered, glass-like solid structure and could be used to help transport pharmaceuticals.

Woolly mammoths

A mammoth from Wrangel Island that was alive close to the time the species went extinct showed signs of genomic deterioration compared with an older mammoth.

UC can still salvage its CRISPR IP rights after last week's decision, but a long-shot appeal in federal court is the only possibility for total victory.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: intellectual property landscape of CRISPR genome editing, and more.

The Broad Institute's lawyers used statements from Jennifer Doudna to undermine UC's case that one could expect CRISPR/Cas9 to work in eukaryotic cells.

The University of California-led party can still appeal the decision from the US Patent and Trademark Office, but it has been dealt a major setback.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic characterization of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and more.

Funded by a $600 million gift, the Biohub will support investigators at three universities as well as two initial internal projects. 

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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.

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