By Justin Petrone

A quintet of studies presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting last week, could help support NanoString Technologies' diagnostic ambitions.

During the meeting, members of the Bioclassifier consortium, which comprises cancer experts from four leading research institutions, and their collaborators presented findings that demonstrated how a gene-expression signature called PAM50 can sub-classify and yield a prognostic score based on an individual’s breast tumor.

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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.