This Week in PNAS

In a paper published online in advance in PNAS this week, a team led by investigators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign surveys six gastrointestinal microbiomes drawn from three different domesticated vertebrates — two swine, two cattle, and two chickens — using "carefully curated deep 16S rRNA hypervariable tag sequencing data." The authors say that their analyses "strongly suggest that these microbiomes have, in fact, been assembled through processes that involve a

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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.