This Week in Science

In Science Advances this week, an international research team presents a way to identify fungus-derived natural products with biomedical potential. Called HEx — short for heterologous expression — the synthetic biology platform enables the rapid, scalable expression of fungal biosynthetic genes and their encoded metabolites in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.