"It's Complicated"

A number of misconceptions about genetics held by the general public stem from how people learn about it, writes Dan Koboldt at MassGenomics. For example, he notes that people are often taught that blue eyes are recessive, but it is actually more complicated than that, though blue-eyed parents tend to have blue-eyed children.

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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.