This Week in Nature

In work out of UCSF and Stanford, biologists and mathematicians have teamed up to create a complete three-dimensional branching pattern and lineage of the mouse bronchial tree. The tree is generated by three local modes, each controlled by a "genetically encoded subroutine, a series of local patterning and morphogenesis operations, which are themselves controlled by a more global master routine," the authors write in the abstract.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.