This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, an international team of researchers present an analysis of tapeworm genome sequences that has uncovered a variety of potential targets for fighting the parasites. Using three human-infective tapeworm species and one lab model, the scientists uncovered gene losses and gains related to the animal’s adaptation to the host environment, such as ones involved in nutrient metabolism, which relates to their ability to absorb nutrients from their hosts.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.