An article in the New York Times talks about the fact that at any given moment, there are 1 million bacteria in the crook of your elbow. With the Human Microbiome Project underway, scientists are sequencing -- and learning -- about the hoards of beneficial bacteria that live in people.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.