This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a researcher from Stony Brook University discusses how residual genetic material found in the ocean — so-called environmental DNA (eDNA) — can be used to study hard-to-find marine animals. While current methods rely on capturing or visually identifying the animals, eDNA can be obtained from skin cells, scales, secretions, and other tissues that remain in waters for weeks.

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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.