Researchers have sequenced the genome of the zebra mussel, an invasive species that has taken over lakes in the US Midwest, in hopes of finding a way to combat their spread, the Star Tribune reports.
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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.
Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.
Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.
In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.