After Rockefeller University's Leslie Vosshall pleaded on Twitter for advice on developing a genetic map of mosquito DNA, a collaborative effort to assemble the Aedes aegypti genome took off, the New York Times reports.

As the Zika virus has sparks concerns, researchers have become more interested in the Ae. aegypti genome as the mosquito spreads the virus.

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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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