This Week in Nature

In this week’s Nature, researchers from California State University reported the reference genome of the marine phytoplankton Emiliania huxleyi — an ecologically important species given its impact on the global carbon cycle, driving either CO2 production or uptake, sequestration, and export to the deep ocean. The investigators’ analysis of different E.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

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In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.