This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team of UK researchers report on a genomic surveillance system that is the size of a suitcase and can be transported to the field to provide on-site Ebola virus genome sequencing within 24 hours of sample collection. The researchers demonstrated the system with 142 Ebola virus samples collected in 2015 and say their work shows that real-time genomic surveillance is possible even in resource-limited settings to rapidly monitor outbreaks.

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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.