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Among the 16 new US Medal of Freedom awardees are three academics, points out the Chronicle of Higher Education. They are: the University of Chicago's Janet Rowley, who discovered the role chromosomal translocations play in leukemia and other cancers; Florida International University's Pedro Greer, Jr., for his work to provide medical care to Miami's poor; and the University of Cambridge's Stephen Hawking for his contributions to science and mathematics.

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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.