Eminent biologist E.O. Wilson says that most biologists now reject the "selfish gene" theory. Predictably, Richard Dawkins is upset and says that Wilson needs to re-read one of Dawkins' books from the early 1980s in order to understand what's happening in 2014.
Did these earthquake scientists deserve to go to prison for six years? David Wolman has a fascinating article in Matter today about the Italian geologists who were imprisoned for manslaughter after residents of a city sued them for not warning them strongly enough about quake risks.
University of Michigan's Risk Science Center offers a quick and handy explanation of the FDA's recent crackdown on personal genomics company 23andme. Some clean, even-keeled perspective to be had here. For more, see these musings from genomics expert (and member of 23andme's Scientific Advisory Board) Mike Eisen.