Targeted gene sequencing — coupled with complementary whole-genome sequencing, when needed — can unearth tumor-specific markers for monitoring metastatic breast cancer using the cell-free tumor DNA that circulates in the bloodstream, according to a proof-of-principle study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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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.