This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of Spanish scientists publishes a study showing that roundworms exposed to high temperatures undergo genetic changes that are passed to their offspring for many generations through both sperm and egg. Previous work has shown that starvation or exposure to high temperatures can alter the expression of messenger RNA in Caenorhabditis elegans and that this effect can persist in up to three generations.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.