Tim Harford's new book, Adapt, is all about success and failure of various projects, says In the Pipeline's Derek Lowe. In the most recent installment published in Slate, Harford discusses biomedical research and how NIH funds grants.

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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.