This Week in Science

In this week's Science, researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Stanford University, and the University of Washington discuss how genetic monitoring can be used by public agencies to implement environmental policies. Environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring, they argue, is more sensitive and cost-effective than conventional techniques for, among other activities, locating and quantifying species of concern, identifying emerging plant pathogens, and characterizing soil communities.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.