This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, a team led by investigators at the University of Exeter reports on a new fungal clade, which they've named "cryptomycota in anticipation of formal classification." Using environmental DNA analyses and fluorescent detection via DNA probes, coupled to phylogenetic analyses, the team found that this new clade — which is "present in numerous ecosystems including soil, freshwater and aquatic sediments" — should be placed with

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.