By Doug Macron

A team of investigators led by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researcher Eric Olson published a paper this week showing that a specific microRNA plays a role in the regeneration of damaged neuromuscular synapses and can slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in a mouse model.

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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.