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In Science this week, a team led by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School reports its use of yeast genetic engineering, chemical biology techniques, and multi-wavelength fluorescence microscopy to "follow assembly of single spliceosomes in real time in whole-cell extracts." In its investigations, the team found that spliceosomal subcomplexes sequentially associate with pre-mRNA, such that they produce functional spliceosomes and that each subcomplex is reversible.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.