Scientists have nailed down a technique to capture membrane proteins and study them in their native state, according to research published recently in PNAS. In work from the University of Copenhagen and National Center for Scientific Research in Paris, researchers used synthetic polymers called amphipols to extract and immobilize functional, unmodified membrane proteins. Two prime applications for this method include improved high-throughput screening for drug compounds and protein microarrays.

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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.