NIH Director Francis Collins wants people – the general public – to know that there are some seriously "creative minds" working to find innovative ways to use genomic information to assess disease risk and treat patients.

He took to his Director's Blog this week to highlight the research of two NIH-supported investigators who are at the forefront of applying genomic variants in understanding disease risk.

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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.