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A group of physicists from Northeastern University have found that bacteria may be using radio waves to communicate with each other, says 80beats' Veronique Greenwood. It's been thought that bacteria use high-frequency waves to communicate with each other and perform other functions, and Nobel Prize-winning researcher Luc Montagnier published a paper in 2009 on the measurement of bacterial radio waves, Greenwood says.

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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.