The Next Step

As The Cancer Genome Atlas effort to profile some 10,000 tumors winds down, researchers are contemplating their next move, Nature News writes. Should more sequencing be done, or should the mutations the project identified be explored in depth?

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.