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In a report published online in advance in Science this week, Duke University's Robin Hopkins and Mark Rausher discuss the strength of reinforcing selection in nature "by demonstrating strong selection favoring an allele conferring increased pigment intensity in the plant Phlox drummondii in areas of sympatry with the closely related species P. cuspidata," they write.

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NPR reports that some insect pests are now becoming resistant to Bt crops.

A 50-year-old cold case was cracked using genetic genealogy, the New York Times reports.

Science reports the US Food and Drug Administration did not consult an outside panel in its approval of remdesivir as a COVID-19 treatment.

In Nature this week: a framework for future human genomic research, PORE-cupine approach to study RNA structure using nanopore sequencing, and more.