It may sound like a Nancy Drew Mystery, but the case of the disappearing ear holes is the true story of Wistar Institute researcher Ellen Heber-Katz, who accidentally "stumbled onto" a gene that could aid in wound-healing, according to Scientific American.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.