This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Communications, a research team from Uppsala University reports the development of a mobile phone attachment that can detect cancer-related DNA mutations, opening the door for in-field cancer diagnosis. The 3D-printed device is essentially a multi-modal microscope capable of detecting cancer-specific DNA sequences using fluorescently labeled probes.

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.