The winners of more than $38 million through two NHGRI grant programs for sequencing technology development, announced last October, were narrowed down from a pool of 32 proposals and represent people familiar to the field, according to Jeff Schloss, program director at the genome institute. “There really weren’t any huge surprises here,” he says of the winners of the $100,000 genome and $1,000 genome funding. “We were in general aware of this variety of approaches.”

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.