There are some 50 trillion trillion trillion DNA base pairs on Earth, the New York Times reports.
A trio of researchers from the University of Edinburgh sought to calculate all the DNA in the biosphere as part of study of biodiversity.
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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.