Sequestration Tally

Research programs at US universities are feeling the pinch of the sequestration of federal agencies' budgets, according to a new survey.

Now more than half a year into the policy that slashed federal agency budgets and research funding by around 5 percent, public and private universities have seen trimmed-down grants begin to slow down their research programs, ScienceInsider 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.