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human embryo

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

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.

image of nine mouse placentas

MOMMY MICE  A pregnant mouse’s placenta develops differently depending on her immune system. This wheel shows nine developing placentas, some with normal immune cells and some without. The image is one of the winners of the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards.

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