After sequencing of a more than 10,000-year-old mummy uncovered in Nevada indicated that the skeleton was more closely related to Native Americans than to any other population, the remains were repatriated to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.

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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.