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In this week's Nature Plants, an international research team reports data showing that an expansion of disease-resistance genes may be responsible for the long lifespans of certain trees like the oak, which can survive for centuries in the face of environmental and biological threats. The scientists sequenced, assembled, and annotated the genome of the English oak, then compared their findings with existing  whole-genome sequences for other trees and plants.

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Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.

Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.

Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.

In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.