This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by researchers at the University of Gottingen Medical Center describe a three-dimensional model of an average synapse in the rat brain, which displays roughly 300,000 proteins in atomic detail. The scientists removed isolated synaptic terminals from the brains of adult rats and observed the details of the membrane trafficking pathway by which neurotransmitter-releasing synaptic vesicles are destroyed and rebuilt.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.