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EMBRYO EDIT  Researchers in China and Texas have used CRISPR/Cas9 to repair disease-causing mutations in viable human embryos.

aerial image of palace

ROYAL DIGS  An aerial view shows an excavated section of a ruler’s palace in southern Mexico that dates to as early as 2,300 years ago. This structure contained areas for conducting government business. The ruler’s living quarters, above and to the right of the exposed area, were filled in with dirt after being excavated.

U.S. fish and wildlife service biologist banding a northern pintail duck

U.S. taxpayer dollars go to fund science projects from weather tracking to duck monitoring. But most people have no idea how much — or rather, how little — government money goes to scientific research.

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