Researchers at Stanford University have attached proteins to gold nanoparticles to develop a color-coded test for observing protein folding. When the protein attached to gold is folded in solution, the solution is red; when the protein is unfolded, the solution is blue.

The new color test does not reveal anything new about the chemistry of protein folding, the scientists said, but it presents a novel, cheap, and simple way of observing the process.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.

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