More than 10,000 stretches of what appear to be fragments of transposons throughout the human genome may play a crucial role in embryonic development, according to Stanford's Gill Bejerano and his colleagues. This article in Scientific American includes more details.

 

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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.