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People with sickle cell disease are hopeful that the gene-editing tool CRISPR might be able to offer them relief, Technology Review reports.

"Patients are very intrigued by [CRISPR]. They think it sounds wonderful," Biree Andemariam, director of the New England Sickle Cell Institute at the University of Connecticut Health Center, tells Tech Review.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.