This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, two independent research teams reported the discovery of a gene responsible for the colors and color patterns on the wings of butterflies and moths. The gene and a related mutation were responsible for the darkening of the peppered moth, a well-known change that took place during the industrial revolution in response to pollution and bird predation, and for the natural color pattern variation in butterflies of the genus Heliconius.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.