This Week in Science

The Gonzo Scientist is back and John Bohannon leads a tour through gourmet food. He samples truffles from a market in Alba and from an Italian forest while wondering about the interplay of the senses of smell and taste as well as the influence of cost. He later gets his friends to partake in a wine and pâté taste-test -- with some of the wine samples being beer and one of the pâté samples was dog food.

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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.