It’s a familiar scenario: sequence data distributed across a score of public and proprietary sources, debate about the comprehensiveness of those sources and the degree of overlap between them, questions about the best way to integrate the information. Bioinformatics, right? Think again. The very same challenges that bioinformatics developers have grappled with for the past decade or so are now confronting a new user community: Patent analysts.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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