This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers report the results of a multi-omics analysis of microbes in permafrost. This constantly frozen soil covers more than 20 percent of the Earth's surface and holds vast stores of carbon. The release of this carbon upon thawing is dependent on microbial responses, but little is known about the microbial communities in permafrost.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.