Most researchers would agree that searching for medically relevant SNPs in humans will provide insight into which genes and corresponding proteins could serve as potential drug targets. But is it really necessary to use genotyping in the search for better-tasting pork? Graham Plastow, chief technology officer of Sygen, formerly known as the Pig Improvement Company, certainly thinks so.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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