This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, an international research team led by investigators at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, shows that gene expression divergence in Drosophila "recapitulates the developmental hourglass model," and confirms that the "genes that conform most to the hourglass pattern are involved in key developmental processes." Using species-specific microarrays, the team quantified di

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.