The Irish Times gets a kick-start on the end-of-year and end-of-decade list-making. Science editor Dick Ahlstrom complied what he considers the most important discoveries of the "noughties." Among the Large Hadron Collider and water on Mars, Ahlstrom includes the Foxp2 gene, cloning, iPS cells, and micoRNAs.

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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.