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The Scientist spoke with five researchers who are bring their studies down to the single-cell level. Joris Vermeesch at the Center for Human Genetics in Belgium is working on looking at the entire genomes of the eight cells that make up a blastomere to improve in vitro fertilization. UCSF's Jonathan Weissman is determining protein abundance in single cells — his team found that though housekeeping genes are stable, proteins vary.

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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.

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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.