Perfect Your Pitch

You have 30 seconds to describe your research in sufficient detail: ready, set, go! (Be thankful you're allowed to use more than just seven words.) Jared Snider at Bitesize Bio says that because "developing the skills to explain your science is critical for success as a scientist," researchers ought to perfect their so-called elevator pitches for non-scientist friends and families.

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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.