This Week in Science

In Science this week, two separate research teams report the identification of peptides used by the fungal pathogen that causes wheat stem rust disease to overcome resistance by the crop plant. In one study, scientists used comparative whole-genome sequencing to pinpoint a stem rust gene that encodes a peptide that increases in abundance over the course of plant infection. Further, they found that mutated forms of the peptide are able to evade detection by the plant’s immune system.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.