Just when you thought biologists were getting comfortable with IT, here comes a whole new take on information technology. Fast Company offers this interview with Tom Austin, a researcher with Gartner, in which he discusses his theory that "social sciences will become more important to IT departments than IT itself." He says that web 2.0 will change how we interact and use computers, arguing that sites like MySpace and Facebook will become models of how this interaction works.

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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.