In a paper published online in advance in Genome Research this week, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science report having reconstructed the content of the CRISPR bacterial immune system in the human gut microbiomes of 124 European individuals, and then having used that "to identify a catalogue of 991 phages targeted by CRISPR across all individuals," they write.

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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.