This Week in Science

In early online publication in Science, scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute led by Sanjay Vashee report cloning a bacterial genome in yeast. Their work cloned a modified Mycoplasma mycoides genome inside a yeast cell as a plasmid, and then transferred that to a Mycoplama capricolum and watched it divide into a viable M. mycoides cell.

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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.