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Monday, April 2, 2018

Top Stories

CRISPR enhances gene therapy to fight inherited diseases

School of Medicine scientists have combined the gene-editing tool CRISPR with a deactivated virus to deliver a healthy gene to a precise location in the bodies of living mice. And more importantly, the researchers demonstrated that the inserted gene remained properly activated in mice for at least six months.

Hispanic men face greatest risk from police shootings, study finds

Research led by Odis Johnson, of Arts & Sciences, suggests Hispanic men may face an even greater risk than black men of being killed by police, especially in mixed-income neighborhoods with large Latino populations.

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Campus Announcements

Events-focused issue to launch next week

Next week, you’ll see something new in our Record distribution: three days of news and perspectives and a new featured focus on happenings around the university. Stay tuned.

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Justice’s use of term illegal ‘alien’ sends message

San Francisco Chronicle

Slow, steady waves in brain linked to state of consciousness

Xinhua News Agency

An inside look at the legacy of William Gass through his literary papers, peers

St. Louis Public Radio

Benjamin Akande to lead new initiative at Washington University

St. Louis Business Journal

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Campus Voices

Recognizing World Water Day

In recognition of World Water Day March 22, Heather O’Leary, an environmental anthropologist in Arts & Sciences, discusses with the University of California Press how water researchers can engage with marginalized communities to improve water quality.

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Raymond E. Arvidson, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences, will receive the Weidenbaum Center Award for Excellence Medal during the center’s annual dinner this evening. The award honors individuals who have made major contributions to both scholarship and public service.

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