Since CRISPR/Cas9, the new tool in genetic engineers' kits, is fairly simple to use, The Economist notes there are myriad ways it could be applied, though it also wonders how researchers and clinicians using it will negotiate certain ethical boundaries.

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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.