While federal US law prohibits employers and health insurance companies from weighing people's genetic testing results, other types of insurers such as life, disability, and long-term care insurance companies can. The New York Times asked a panel of experts whether those sorts of companies, too, should be prohibited from using genetic information in their decision-making process.

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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.