Researchers have been able to link certain foods to health as well as certain microbes to certain foods, but making the jump from microbes straight to health isn’t fully established, writes Maanvi Singh at NPR’s the Salt blog. Still, she wonders whether there might be some foods that promote microbiome health.

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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.