Feet are a great site of fungal and bacterial diversity. "Sometimes, though, in particularly warm and moist areas, they grow a bit overexuberantly and cause problems," writes Stephanie Swift at mmmbitesizescience. "Athlete's foot and toenail infections are two common examples of fungi gone wild."

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.