Morgan at the The Scientist's Naturally Selected blog has some tips for successful grant applications. Getting a grant funded is probably one of the most challenging things for researchers, Morgan says, and the struggle will persist throughout one's career, for several reasons. For one thing, the research environment is more competitive than ever, Morgan says, and the new NIH grant format means researchers have to learn to write short, but still exciting, proposals.

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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.