Nature of the Beast?

The National Academy of Sciences inducted 72 new members and 18 foreign associates earlier this month "in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research," it said at the time. Inside Higher Ed points out that only nine of the new members are women.

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Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.

Popular Mechanics reports that Caltech researchers have built a prototype nanobot using DNA.

The Sacramento Bee writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing connected a woman to sperm donor-conceived half siblings.

In PLOS this week: gene expression catalog for sheep, viral diversity among respiratory samples from camels, and more.