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MythBuster Adam Savage lists three ways to "fix US science education" in Popular Mechanics, even though, as he says, "we're not teachers, but our show has taught us a lot about how to get people interested in science." Savage says to let students learn by doing (that's what MythBusters is all about), spend more money on science education, and even to celebrate mistakes.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.