We're aflutter with politics today. First, people are flocking to ScienceDebate2008, a group attempting to get clear stances from political candidates about their scientific views. Barack Obama stepped up and answered the group's 14 questions (John McCain has said he will answer them too).

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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.