This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by Broad Institute scientists reports data showing how the genome-editing technology CRISPR can be adapted to modify RNA. CRISPR takes advantage of bacterial proteins to cut the double strands of DNA at precise locations in the genome. In their study, the researchers demonstrate how these proteins can be used to cleave single-stranded RNA — but not double-stranded RNA — as well as snip messenger RNA in bacteria in vivo.

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.