Catching Up

Safety rules lag behind the reality of biotech labs, says the New York Times. The current Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules were written with handling chemical materials in mind, not genetic, infectious, or even synthetic biological materials. The Times cites three recent cases of people in the lab falling ill due to their work: a Department of Agriculture scientist lapsed into a coma after being infected by the E.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.