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James Watson's Double Helix, his account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, was first published in 1968, and the Guardian's Tim Radford takes a look back at it. "I have now read the book four or five times … and it remains startling, and in unexpected ways, startlingly good," Radford writes.

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A new Trump executive order about "free inquiry" on college campuses may threaten $35 billion-worth of federal research funding, reports Ars Technica.

As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.