In case you missed it, yesterday was the anniversary of the HMS Beagle's departure from Plymouth Sound, England, for South America. Charles Darwin left on December 27, 1831 and returned to England five years later.
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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.
Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.
Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.
In Science this week: three studies from the Ruminant Genome Project, and more.