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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. 

In Genome Research this week: American alligator genome assembly, microbiome of premature infants, and more.

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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.