This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, an international team led by investigators at Brown University reports its analysis of multiple phylogenomic data sets for mollusks — "containing up to 216,402 sites and 1,185 gene regions using multiple models and methods." The team unearthed evidence to "support the clade Aculifera, containing the three molluscan groups with spicules but without true shells, and … the monophyly of Conchifera." Overall, the team says its study will support further investigat

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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.