This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from the Mouse ENCODE Consortium publish several papers describing potentially functional elements in the mouse genome, helping to validate the animal as a model organism for human disease, and providing a new resource for the study of mammalian biology.

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.