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Australian scientists have announced that they will be mapping the genome of Acropora millepora, the dominant coral of the Great Barrier Reef, reports Agence France Presse. The researchers hope that this project will help them understand how the reef reacts to climate change and chemical runoff from farms. "It will help us to understand how corals build reefs — and why they fail to do so when they are under stress," James Cook University's David Miller says.

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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.