A former employee of Cofactor Genomics, a contract research organization that provides sequencing and bioinformatics services, is bringing a gender discrimination suit against the company that covers charges of sexual harassment and allegations of a cover-up.

The plaintiff, Grace Mueller, is claiming that her former supervisor, Paul Washburn, forced her to have sexually explicit conversations with him and that when she reported it, she was threatened and forced to lie.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.