As part of The New York Times' special issue on graduate school, Laura Pappano discusses how, as the master's degree appears to be "the new bachelor's" in many disciplines, academia has begun "to bend itself to the marketplace." In the STEM fields, she says, "the degree of the moment is the professional science master's, or PSM, combining job-specific training with business skills." Carol Lynch, director of professional master's programs at the Council of Graduate Schools, tells P

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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.