This Week in Science

This week's edition of Science has a special section on clinical trials, and how they're figuratively ill. "The clinical trial itself is facing an epidemic -- of rising costs and blurred objectives," says the opening article.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.