The maturation of biofuels is at a "turning point", the New York Times writes.

A Spanish company, Abengoa Bioenergy, is building a large plant in Kansas to produce cellulosic ethanol from corn stalks and wheat straw, but at the same time, the Times notes that "the appetite for such fuels seems to be diminishing."

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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 use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.