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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is giving $22.5 million over five years to research universities to support the UTeach program, ScienceInsider reports. UTeach, started at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, helps train K-12 teachers in science, technology, engineering, and math, and the program has now been put into place at 33 other institutions, according to the program's website.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more