The Earth BioGenome Project wants to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth — about 1.5 million species — from the commonly known animals to the more obscure plants, NBC News reports. The plan began to gain traction at the BioGenomics2017 meeting.
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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.
The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.
In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.