According to a new study in Nature Genetics, men may have a higher rate of colorectal cancer than women because of a fault in the X chromosome, reports the UK Press Association. The defect in the chromosome is linked to reduced activity in the SHROOM2 gene, which controls cell development.
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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.
In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.