A new California bill signed into law governs how law enforcement in the state can collect DNA samples from minors, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
CERN suspends physicist who gave sexist talk at a workshop on high-energy physics and gender, BuzzFeed News reports.
Researchers report on a case in which a CAR T-cell therapy was mistakenly delivered to a cancer cell, Stat News writes.
In PNAS this week: rise of copy-number variants during neurogenesis, genetic and phenotypic variation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and more.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's James Allison and Kyoto University's Tasuku Honjo have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
The National Science Foundation is limiting the number of proposals a PI can submit in the biological sciences, which researchers say is a bad idea, according ScienceInsider.
A Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center VP is giving the institute $1.4 million he made from representing it on a biotech board, the New York Times and ProPublica report.
In PLOS this week: genetic loci tied to chronic back pain, genetic diversity of vampire bat-borne Bartonella bacteria, and more.
Nature News reports that the bodies that award Nobel Prizes are making small changes aimed at increasing diversity among laureates.
An economic crisis in Argentina has led to a decreased science budget, worrying researchers, according to ScienceInsider.
Stat News reports that pharmacogenomics testing in psychiatry may be ahead of the science.
In Science this week: series of reviews about gene modification, and more.
Researchers find that fecal microbiome transplants restore gut bacteria in cancer patients who underwent antibiotic treatment for a stem cell transplant.
Nature News looks into how the looming 'Brexit' is affecting researchers in the UK and the Europe Union.
Australian researchers aim to gauge how much medical students there understand genomic medicine, according to the Australian.
In Nature this week: common genetic variants influence monogenic neurodevelopmental disorders, analysis of fruitENCODE, and more.
The US Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing human fetal tissue research, according to ScienceInsider.
Spotify and Ancestry.com are collaborating to devise playlists based on customers' ancestry testing results, Quartz reports.
A Chinese national was arrested for spying and recruiting US scientists and engineers as spies, the Associated Press reports.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of methylation quantitative trait loci in tumors, database of ancient mitochondrial genomes, and more.
Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.
An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.
The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.
In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.
The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.
The National Science Foundation is adding questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to its Survey of Earned Doctorates, according to Science Careers.
Nature asked scientists whether they were satisfied with their careers to find that most were, with some variation.
Gene editing is expected to give rise to new job opportunities, according to BBC Capital.
A new analysis finds that better grant-writing skills may help early-career researchers stay funded and stay in academia.