This Week in Science

In Science this week, a group of Chinese researchers presents the 3D structure of a yeast spliceosome at near-atomic resolution, providing a framework for investigating the mechanisms that underlie mRNA splicing. Using single particle, cryo-electron microscopy, the researchers revealed the overall structure of the spliceosome and its protein components.

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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.