Carlos Moedas, a Portuguese economist, has been nominated to be the new European Commissioner for Research, Innovation, and Science, the Nature News Blog reports.

Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming European Commission president, nominated his choices for his team today, the New York Times adds.

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.