This Week in PLoS

In PLoS One this week, a trio of researchers at the University of Oregon show that in Caenorhabditis elegans "compensatory mutations can be more frequent under high mutation rates and may alleviate a portion of the fitness lost due to the accumulation of deleterious mutations." To determine the ability of self-fertilizing nematode populations to "purge deleterious mutations at multiple loci," the Oregon team exposed C.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.