Tom Daschle, the former senator from South Dakota, is President-elect Obama's choice to head up the health and human services department. There, according to the New York Times, he will bring a "kind of moral passion to the campaign for universal coverage. Health care, he says, is rationed on 'the worst possible criteria: one's ability to pay or one's health condition.'"

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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.