A test of 15-year-old students in 65 different countries finds that girls typically do better in science than boys, though not in the United States and a handful of other countries, The New York Times reports. The Times notes in its interactive graphic that in Asian and Northern European countries, girls performed better than boys.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.