William Brinkman, who leads the US Department of Energy's Office of Science, is stepping down from that position, citing personal reasons, in April, ScienceInsider reports. In his farewell note, though, Brinkman applauds the Office of Science on a number of fronts, but he also says that he is worried about budget cuts facing research and development in the US.

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.