This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of French and German researchers reported the structure of the nucleocapsid of the measles virus, providing new insights into the assembly of the virus' genomic sheath and potentially uncovering new drug targets. The paper offers a look at the interactions between nucleocapsid proteins and viral RNA, and examines why such proteins bind six nucleotides for a measles virus nucleocapsid and seven for a respiratory syncytial virus nucleocapsid.

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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.