This Week in PLoS

In PLoS One this week, investigators at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and elsewhere report their generation of an "efficient vector system to modify cells genetically." The team tagged genetically modified cells with a surface biotinylation label by co-transfecting them with a biotin ligase, BirA.

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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.