This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers from the International Glossina Genome Initiative present the sequence of the tsetse fly, the primary vector for the parasites that cause trypanosomiasis. They show that the tsetse fly, which survives entirely on blood, relies on a number of bacterial symbionts for nutrients that aren’t supplied by their meals.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.