An Eye on the Bugs

A new report from a US advisory group says oversight of risky pathogen research could be strengthened, ScienceInsider reports.

The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) working group found that while only a small portion of gain-of-function pathogen studies may pose a risk, oversight policies vary and may not be sufficient.

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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.

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