Prettier Code

Research code can be messy stuff and tweaked on the fly to examine different hypotheses, writes Iddo Friedberg at Byte Size Biology. "Research coding is not done with the purpose of being robust, or reusable, or long-lived in development and versioning repositories," he 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.

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.