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Rolling Stone has included the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna on its list of women who are shaping the future.

Doudna, it notes, is known for her role in uncovering and developing the gene-editing tool CRISPR, which could be applied to a range of issues, including engineering crops, resurrecting lost species, and treating humans.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.