This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, report on the use of the genome-editing technology CRISPR to rapidly identify gene variants. Specifically, they used CRISPR to induce mitotic recombination, which can lead to the formation of a recombined chromosome with a single set of genes, rather than the two sets produced by meiotic recombination.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.