In the New York Times science section today, the focus is on sex and attraction. Nicholas Wade contributes a piece about how "human sexual behavior is not a free-form performance, biologists are finding, but is guided at every turn by genetic programs," he writes.

 

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.