This Week In Science

In this week's Science, a group of European scientists reveals the heretofore unknown steps in the process by which the Madagascar periwinkle produces vinblastine, a potent anticancer agent that the flowering plant makes in small quantities. While most of the 31 enzymatic reactions involved in vinblastine production were known, two remained a mystery.

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

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.