This Week in Science

In Science this week, a Cornell University team reports on the results of a study using a precision nuclear run-on and sequencing assay to map the genome-wide distribution of transcriptionally engaged Pol II at base-pair resolution. They found that Pol II accumulates immediately downstream of promoters, at intron-exon junctions that are efficiently used for splicing and over 3′ polyadenylation sites.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.