This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers in the US and Chile report a method of producing biofuel from brown macroalgae using microbes. The team discovered a 36-kilobase pair DNA fragment in Vibrio splendidus that encodes enzymes for alginate transport and metabolism.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.