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The Genome Sciences building at the University of Washington was evacuated yesterday evening due to a chemical spill, reports the school's paper, The Daily. The Seattle Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Walsh says that a shelf in a chemical storage cabinet broke. "There was a variety of products that broke and spilled together, some formaldehyde and some unknown products," Walsh tells The Daily.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.