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In this week's Nature, a team of US and Chinese scientists describes using genome mining to identify a natural herbicide with a unique mechanism of action. By scanning the genomes of filamentous fungi — many of which make compounds that kill plants to aid in colonization — the scientists pinpointed a gene cluster involved in the production of aspterric acid, which inhibits an enzyme involved in the final step of a key biological pathway in 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.