Lots On FDA's Plate

The new commissioner of the FDA, Margaret Hamburg, says she wants to reorganize the agency to protect public health and to increase transparency and enforcement, reports the Washington Post. "We have a chance to open it up and make sure the American people have the safe, high-quality foods they need, the safe and high-quality drugs and medical equipment they need," Hamburg says.

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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.

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In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.