On his HBO show Last Week Tonight this week, John Oliver took on science — more precisely, the news media's tendency to oversimplify the studies they talk about, and the way certain researchers talk about the work they do.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.