Fecal transplants are being studied to treat more than recurrent Clostridium difficile infections these days, but Carl Zimmer writes at the New York Times that how these transplants have their effect on the recipient microbiome is unknown.

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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.