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ICYMI: Update on the March for Science, CRISPR, and Dinos

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For this month’s check-in with Nature News, we talk with Anna Nagle, Chief Editor of Digital & Engagement on these stories:

·      It’s been just over six months since the March for Science. At the time, march organizers said they hoped it would be the start of a lasting movement. An update on where that stands.

·      The latest news from the gene editing system CRISPR is a tweak that turns the cutting technique from machete to precision scissors. Also, there's a patent battle afoot. 

·      Experts debate why mental illness isn’t weeded out by evolution.

·      There’s a new a reconstruction of the coloration of a feathered dinosaur called Sinosauropteryx.

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Elsa Partan is a producer for Living Lab Radio. She first came to the station in 2002 as an intern and fell in love with radio. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From 2006 to 2009, she covered the state of Wyoming for the NPR member station Wyoming Public Media in Laramie. She was a newspaper reporter at The Mashpee Enterprise from 2010 to 2013. She lives in Falmouth with her husband and two daughters.