Preliminary results from the Estonian Gene Project have revealed that Latvians, Lithuanians, Poles, and some Russians are genetically much more similar to Estonians than to Finns, with whom Estonians share a similar language. Razib at Gene Expression is not surprised.

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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.