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Researchers in Canada have announced plans to sequence a famed predator-prey duo, CBC News reports.

For Canada's 150th anniversary, scientists there sequenced the beaver, a national symbol, and were inspired to also sequence a suite of species of significance to Canada through the CanSeq150 project.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.