This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a group of scientists led by Nagoya University's Motoyuki Ashikari used QTL analysis and positional cloning to find that the ethylene response factors SNORKEL1 and SNORKEL2 give deepwater rice its ability to adapt to flooding. In deep water, ethylene accumulates in the plant and induces expression of these two genes, they say.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more