DNA appears to hardy enough to survive in space, researchers from Germany and Switzerland report in PLOS One.

The University of Zurich's Oliver Ullrich and his colleagues placed samples of a DNA plasmid carrying a fluorescent marker as well an antibiotic resistance cassette on different spots of a rocket being shot into orbit.

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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.