Hoping to develop a vaccine, a diagnostic, and a therapeutic for anthrax, scientists at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases will begin performing animal experiments within the next few weeks to test the effects of selected Bacillus anthracis proteins on the bacterium's pathogenicity.

The proteins, selected by San Diego-based Diversa, are expressed more in vivo than in vitro by B. anthracis, according to Brian Green, a principal scientist at Diversa.

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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.

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