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A transmissible form of a leukemia-like disease that's been impacting soft-shell clam populations on the East Coast of North America since the 1970s appears to stem from a clonal cell line being passed from one clam to another, according to a Cell study. A group fromColumbiaUniversity and Environment Canada did PCR-based genotyping on mitochondrial SNPs and DNA microsatellites in nine soft-shell clams with the neoplasm and 11 without.

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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.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.