This Week in PNAS

In a study slated to appear in the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, the University of Washington's Evan Eichler and colleagues report on retrotransposon rates and profiles present in the genomes of great apes. Using sequence data from 10 humans and 83 apes that were sequenced for the Great Ape Diversity Project, the team identified tens of thousands of fixed and polymorphic mobile element insertions in the great ape genomes.

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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.