While each is different, the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Kavita Berger says that on any given workday, she might interact with FBI investigators, academic PIs, and politicians on Capitol Hill. Berger, an associate program director at the AAAS Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy, spends half her time orchestrating projects related to biosecurity, global health, and public health preparedness and response, while the other half she devotes to connecting key players from disparate groups in order to address policy issues related to those areas.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.