This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board reported the 1.8-gigabase genome sequence and transcriptome data of the African oil palm, identifying oil biosynthesis genes and associated regulators.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.