This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, Brazilian researchers describe DNA barcodes that are showing promise for verifying the identity of medicinal plants used in herbal remedies. The team used barcode sequences in three genes to test more than 250 leaf, flower, and root samples, purchased from a market in Brazil between 2012 and 2014.

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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.