Magdalena Skipper, who has been named the next editor-in-chief of the journal Nature, tells NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday that she wants to continue the trend of transparency in science.

"Transparency to the process, transparency of the results that leads scientists to make discoveries and come to their conclusions," she says.

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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.