This Week in Science

In this week's Science, Harvard Medical School's George Church and his colleagues publish a study demonstrating the use of the genome-editing technology CRISPR to inactivate a retrovirus in a pig cell line, marking a step forward to the generation of pig organs for transplantation. Though pig organs are viable as replacements in humans, retroviruses in porcine DNA can be transmitted to humans, potentially causing disease.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.