The University of Leicester's Alec Jeffrey, who developed DNA fingerprinting, is one of the finalists for the Millennium Technology prize, as is MIT's Robert Langer, who made biomaterials for controlled drug release and tissue regeneration.
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Seven individuals have been named to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, ScienceInsider reports.
Retraction Watch reports that a series of tweets led to expression of concern for a PLOS Genetics paper, a move the paper's authors disagree with.
Researchers have sequenced pumas from North and South America to enable better identification of inbreeding, Cosmos magazine reports.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ways to find cell death or proliferation signatures, Han Chinese population genome database, and more.