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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Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.

Geneticist Adam Rutherford speaks with National Geographic about paleogenetics, race, and more.

Researchers link genetic links between education and smoking and longevity.

In PNAS this week: influence of gene environment interactions on polygenic traits, epigenetic features affecting fruit fly foraging, and more.