This Week in PNAS

Soil and manure from pig farms where antibiotics are commonly used are prone to harboring antibiotic resistance genes, according to a study in the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers from China and the US assessed manure, manure compost, and manure compost-treated soil samples from three large Chinese swine farms, using quantitative PCR arrays to test for 244 antibiotic resistance genes.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.