Representative Bart Gordon (D-TN)'s second attempt to renew the America COMPETES Act was crushed this week after it failed to win the supermajority requested in the case — despite the fact that the House members voted 261 to 148 in favor of it, according to Science Insider. "Although every Democrat supported the new version, it won the votes of only 15 Republicans.

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The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.