Workers cleaning out an unsecured storeroom last week at the National Institutes of Health stumbled onto some vials that should not have been there — they were labeled 'variola' virus, or smallpox, the New York Times reports.
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Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.
Some science companies will be taking part in next month's March for Science, Fortune reports.
In Genome Research this week: longitudinal study of Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, long-read assembly approach, and more.
Shale oil companies are turning to DNA sequencing to find spots to drill, Reuters reports.