This Week in Cell

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology-led team catalog essential genes in more than a dozen human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell lines. With the help of genome-wide CRISPR-based screening, the researchers tallied gene essentiality in 14 AML lines, defining essential genes, genes that were required only in the lines with mutant Ras oncogene activity, and genes with overlapping biological functions that could not be inactivated at the same time.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.