Scientists hope that by tweaking the gut microbiomes of cows that they might be able to get the animals to produce more meat while eating less food or emit less of the greenhouse gas methane, NPR reports.
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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.
Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.
NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.
In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.