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Institutes of higher learning in the US should help keep lawmakers informed on technical issues, Justin Talbot-Zorn and Sridhar Kota write in an opinion piece at Wired.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.