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This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, a team led by investigators at Vanderbilt University presents the crystal structures of "Bacillus cereus AlkD glycosylase in complex with DNAs containing alkylated, mismatched, and abasic nucleotides," which they suggest may elucidate "an unprecedented nucleic acid capture mechanism for [the] excision of DNA damage." AlkD is a unique glycosylase in that it "captures the extrahelical lesion in a solvent-exposed or

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.