The Guardian reports on a UK survey finding that 29 percent of teachers believe creationism should be taught in science classes -- and 18 percent of science teachers in particular thought creationism should be presented on equal footing with evolution. "Nearly 50% of the respondents said they believed that excluding alternatives to evolution was counter-productive and would alienate pupils from science," the article says.

 

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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.