Peter Hackett, formerly vice president of research and technology development at Canada’s National Research Council, has been named vice president of research for life sciences and information technology, the agency announced last week. The new responsibility follows two new executive appointments at the NRC: Michael Raymont, who was tapped as vice president of technology and industry support; and Richard Normandin, appointed as vice president of research for physical sciences and engineering.

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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.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.