This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team of US and Australian researchers presents an analysis of the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) genome and secreted proteins, pointing to potential new ways to control the coral reef predator. The scientists sequenced the genomes of COTS from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, and Okinawa, Japan, and examined the proteins released by aggregating COTS.

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