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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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.