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Evolution is the "only evidence-based explanation for the epic, wonderful diversity of life on Earth," writes Michael Dixon, the director of the Natural History Museum in London, in an opinion piece at the Guardian.

He adds that he finds it "alarming" that there have been reports from, for instance, Israel and Turkey, that school curriculums are forgoing teaching evolution.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.