This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, researchers from the University of Tubingen report on genomic data linking marine mammals to the emergence of human tuberculosis in the Americas. The scientists analyzed the genomes of three ancient Mycobacterium tuberculosis specimens collected from human remains in Peru and found them to be distinct from modern-day human forms, but very similar to those adapted to seals and sea lions.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.