Disturbances of the gut microbiome have been linked to a range of conditions, including gastrointestinal problems as well as immunological, metabolic, and neurological disorders and that, Technology Review reports, is why some companies are plumbing microbiome for drug ideas.

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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.