By Meredith W. Salisbury

Two and a half years ago, Wu-chun Feng had no idea what Blast was. So it might’ve come as quite a surprise to him back then to hear that by the end of 2004, a parallelized version of Blast that he’d dreamed up would have been downloaded more than 10,000 times by researchers throughout the life science community.

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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.