This Week in PLoS

In PLoS One this week, an international research team led by investigators at China's Xiamen University present the multicolor combinatorial probe coding strategy, which it says "significantly increased the target volume of real-time PCR detection in one reaction" in its investigations. This MCPC method, the authors write, employs a limited number of fluorophores in different color combinations to label each probe.

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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.