A group of education policy experts from a number of states have issued a new set of science standards that students should be expected to have mastered before they head to college that were crafted to help them better understand the nature of science, and core concepts across the scientific disciplines.

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In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Hong Kong is using DNA phenotyping to shame litterers.

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