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Jonathan Eisen gets his feathers ruffled over at The Tree of Life, handing his third "Overselling Genomics Award" (and adds a bonus "Overselling Men" award) to Newsweek for their recent feature on the ten "most esteemed" biologists in the world today. He laments that there are no women on the list and that they all focus on only one kind of research — genomics. Newsweek trying anything but mainstream?

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.