Nobel Laureate James Watson has called the US Cancer Moonshot Initiative "crap," according to Stat News.

The project, announced by US President Barack Obama earlier this year and led by Vice President Joe Biden, aims to increase funding for cancer research and break down the walls that seperate different aspects of cancer research.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.