French scientists Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier were awarded the Nobel prize for medicine for their work discovering HIV as the cause of AIDS; meanwhile, German researcher Harald zur Hausen received the prize as well for demonstrating the link between human papilloma virus and cervical cancer.

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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.