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The US National Institutes of Health is seeking comments for its the Big Data to Knowledge initiative, Sally Rockey, the deputy director for extramural research at NIH, writes at her Rock Talk blog. The BD2K initiative, she says, aims to find effective ways to use and manage the large datasets coming out of new biomedical studies.

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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.