This Week in Science

In a paper published online in advance in Science this week, the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus' Sandra Garrett and Joshua Rosenthal show that extensive mRNA editing "underlies temperature adaptation in K+ channels from polar octopuses." The team found that one particular mRNA editing site, which recodes an isoleucine to a valine in the ion channel's pore, "greatly accelerates gating kinetics by destabilizing the open state," in both Antarctic and Arctic spec

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Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.

Popular Mechanics reports that Caltech researchers have built a prototype nanobot using DNA.

The Sacramento Bee writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing connected a woman to sperm donor-conceived half siblings.

In PLOS this week: gene expression catalog for sheep, viral diversity among respiratory samples from camels, and more.