This Week in Science

Just in time for Thanksgiving in the US, Science publishes the maize genome and related papers. In a Perspectives piece, Catherine Feuillet and Kellye Eversole write that the results of this work will affect plant breeding and "will open the floodgates for genome sequencing and genome-enabled breeding of other economically important crops such as wheat, barley, or pine whose larger and more complex genomes have long been viewed as making these plants 'unapproachable.'"

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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.