Beyond the Surface

YoungFemaleScientist muses over superficial qualities versus work ethic and commitment in the lab. She looks back over students she had worked with, saying that she found that ones who came recommended often had good grades, “but they usually lacked work ethic, did not respect me, and were unable to handle basic arithmetic” and the people who came without “fanfare,” they “generally they were smarter, more respectful, showed up on time, and worked harder.”

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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.