Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) has recently been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to run the White House Office of Management and Budget, and, as Vox reports, Mulvaney isn't keen on federally funded science.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.