A team intent on unraveling the genetic secrets of archaic hominins has come up with a new strategy for amplifying single rather than double strands of DNA, making it possible to sequence ancient genomes to far greater depth than was previously possible.

And because the strategy is specialized for dealing with old and/or somewhat degraded DNA, its developers say it could prove useful not only for sequencing ancient genetic material, but also for performing more sensitive forensic studies.

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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.

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