Miguel Sano, a teenage boy and shortstop from the Dominican Republic, is undergoing genetic screening and bone scans to prove his age —16 years old — to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Major League Baseball investigators, reports the New York Times.
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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.
Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.
Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.
In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.