This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of US and Japanese investigators publish a study showing that protein destabilizing mutations encoding nongenetic variation can drive evolutionary innovation, shedding new light on a disputed theory. While natural selection can explain adaptation, it is unable to account for how mutations encode new function.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.