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This Week in Nature

In a News Q&A, reporter Declan Butler interviews Larry Brilliant, who is leading Google.org, a philanthropy whose aim is to fight emerging diseases, climate change, and poverty. With their 'Predict and Prevent' initiative, they hope to re-invent epidemiology -- especially when it comes to defending against lagging governmental responses to new disease outbreaks.

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In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.

An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.

The Earth BioGenome Project plans to sequence all life on Earth, according to ScienceInsider.

For those who are concerned about Trump administration actions related to science, a new column in Scientific American has suggestions for ways to fight back.