Norman Sharpless, the director of the National Cancer Institute, is to serve as the acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, the New York Times reports. The current commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, announced last week that he would be stepping down from his post as of next month.
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Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.
Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.
Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.
In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.