Pause and Deliberate

The White House has suspended funding and called for a moratorium on gain-of-function research as it seeks guidance.

Jack the Ripper Genetic ID: Foiled by a Decimal Point?

A claim that genetic analysis identified Jack the Ripper is now being questioned by molecular biology experts.

DTC Genetic Testing, One Way or Another

FDA may have cracked down on DTC genetics, but data interpretation services are out there.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: systems biology approach to study lung flukes, investigating a virus from the Bunyaviridae family, and more.

Street Rats

A study of New York rats finds that they carry a number of pathogens.

But Soda's So Good

Researchers link sugary sodas to increased cellular aging.

Mostly Down

European University Association report examines science funding in the region.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: changing consumer genomics field in Europe, and more.

Limit for Resurrecting Old Viruses

An op-ed in the New York Times wonders whether access to the smallpox genome should be restricted.

Peace of Mind

Nondisclosure pre-implantation genetic diagnosis allows parents to not know their disease risk while ensuring their kids aren't at risk.

Certain Science Projects

Researchers whose projects are under investigation by the House science committee chair say it's a "witch hunt," the Chronicle of Education reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: fundamental genome-folding principles, and more.

Maybe Not So Smart

The results of genetic studies of intelligence may not be all they're cracked up to be.