For Data Cleanliness

Big data offers opportunities to uncover hidden or subtle connections, but it also takes some 'data wrangling,' the New York Times reports.

"It's an absolute myth that you can send an algorithm over raw data and have insights pop up," Jeffrey Heer, a professor of computer science at the University of Washington and a co-founder of the startup Trifacta, says.

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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.