This Week in Science

In Science this week, a multi-institute team of European researchers report on a new technique to study protein folding and unfolding. Called high-speed force spectroscopy, the method was used to unfold and observe the muscle protein tinin, which scientists had previously been unable to visualize fast enough in order to compare the process to high-speed computer simulations.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.