Kelvin Droegemeier, the new director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, called for a "second bold era" of basic research during a speech at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.
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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.
A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.
Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.
In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.