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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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In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.

An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.

The Earth BioGenome Project plans to sequence all life on Earth, according to ScienceInsider.

For those who are concerned about Trump administration actions related to science, a new column in Scientific American has suggestions for ways to fight back.