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Using new forensic and genetic tools, researchers in Hawaii are working to identify the remains of American soldiers from the Korean War, NPR's All Things Considered reports.

At the K208 lab at Pearl Harbor Hawaii — so named for the 208 boxes of remains sent by North Korea to the US in the 1990s — John Byrd and his colleagues are sorting through boxes of remains as well as a mix of bones gathered from a mass grave.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.