This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, report the discovery of novel soil-dwelling bacteria with gene clusters that enable secondary metabolite biosynthesis, suggesting that the organisms may be a new source of molecules with biomedical potential.

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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.