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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.

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.

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.

The grants are provided through the NSF's Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research program in partnership with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, speaks with NPR about SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccines in the US.

In Science this week: genetic study of kidney fibrosis implicates the SOX9-NAV3-YAP1 axis.