A contentious paper recently published in Science has the research community in an uproar, says Nature News' Erika Check Hayden. The paper's main claim is that messenger RNA is "routinely and systematically altered by unknown mechanisms before its genetic instructions can be read," Hayden says.
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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.
Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.
Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.
In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.