Bug Hunt

The ability of bacteria to evolve has thus far been the bugs' greatest strength, Ed Yong says at Discover's Not Exactly Rocket Science. But two Harvard Medical School researchers may have found a way to use that strength against the bugs. Tami Lieberman and Jean-Baptiste Michel have studied bacterial evolution for many years.

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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.