This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a multi-institute team led by Chalmers University of Technology researchers report on how an analysis of the fecal gut metagenome can be used to identify patients with type II diabetes. Using shotgun sequencing, the investigators characterized the gut metagenomes of 145 European women with normal, impaired, and diabetic glucose control, and observed "compositional and functional alterations in the metagenomes" of those with type II diabetes.

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.