OpenPCR has so far shipped nearly 50 of its thermal cycler kits, each costing about $500, to high schools, biotechnology companies, and hobbyists in five continents and 13 countries.
Cloning in the kitchen? Sandra Porter checks out the DIYbio group and finds some great principles and some not-so-great biology.
National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.
NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.
The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.
In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.