This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing-led team reports on the discovery that mutations in maternally transmitted mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, may aggravate aspects of normal human aging. The investigators created a series of mouse mutants to investigate the impact of inherited mtDNA mutations on aging, and they found that maternally transmitted mtDNA mutations can induce mild aging phenotypes in some wild-type mice.

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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.