That's One Way to Go

The incoming CEO of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, the Australian research agency, says he isn't afraid of discussing "out there" ideas, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports.

Indeed, Larry Marshall, a physicist and venture capitalist, says the agency should explore technology to improve dowsing, or divining for water, shocking some researchers.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.