This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of Harvard University and Broad Institute scientists discusses the ways in which the metabolism of gut microbiota affects a person's metabolism, as well as its importance to human health. They note how the chemistry of gut microbial xenobiotic metabolism is often distinct from that of host enzymes and remains poorly understood.

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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.