Rush Holt, a former assistant director of Princeton's Plasma Physics Laboratory who now serves as a Democratic congressman for New Jersey, says that while scientists may remain a minority in Congress for the foreseeable future, there's no reason that scientific thinking shouldn't be more pervasive in governmental decision-making.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.