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Carol Greider, Johns Hopkins researcher and a winner of the Nobel prize last week for her work on telomeres, submits to a Q&A with the New York Times. Asked about the timing of this prize -- Greider has for years been shortlisted as a potential laureate -- she responded, "I think it’s clear now that the basic science we did is important to understanding cancers, some human genetic diseases and the age associated degenerative diseases.

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A new Trump executive order about "free inquiry" on college campuses may threaten $35 billion-worth of federal research funding, reports Ars Technica.

As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.