A post at MassGenomics summarizes a lecture that the Mayo Clinic's David Smith gave on how the institution is using next-gen sequencing in clinical application. For the most part, Mayo is using it for rare variant detection in tumors, detecting mutations in mitochondrial DNA, and transcriptional profiling.

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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.