As blowflies and flesh flies eat on dead animals, they also imbibe a bit of those animals' DNA, which could serve as a guide to studying diversity, report researchers led by Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer from the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin.
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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.
The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.
In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.
The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.