A Q&A in today's New York Times features Elizabeth Blackburn, a cell biologist at the University of California, San Francisco, who has made a name for herself by studying telomeres and their connection to aging. The interview covers Blackburn's views on the telomerase-stress connection as well as the scientific agenda in the current political climate.

 

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.