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In Science Translational Medicine  this week, a group of US and Australian scientists reports the identification of a genetic mechanism underlying aggressive forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The researchers performed global transcriptome analysis on 1,800 intestinal biopsies from 14 independent cohorts and discovered that the coagulation gene pathway is one of the most enriched gene sets in patients with IBD.

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A new Trump executive order about "free inquiry" on college campuses may threaten $35 billion-worth of federal research funding, reports Ars Technica.

As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.