Part of the scientific community in Chile is pushing for greater national investment in science and the creation of a science ministry, writes Pablo Astudillo Besnier, who is part of the More Science for Chile coordination team, in The Guardian.
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Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.
Popular Mechanics reports that Caltech researchers have built a prototype nanobot using DNA.
The Sacramento Bee writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing connected a woman to sperm donor-conceived half siblings.
In PLOS this week: gene expression catalog for sheep, viral diversity among respiratory samples from camels, and more.