A Question Remains

The Nadeau family turned to whole-genome sequencing to try to suss out the cause the hearing loss that of five of the 10 children had, the Boston Globe recounts. Jeanne and Andy Nadeau also wanted to know whether that loss would worsen as the children got older — the kids can hear some frequencies, but not all.

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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.