This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team from the University of Cambridge reports the discovery of a new player in the DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair process. The researchers identified human PAXX, a paralog of XRCC4 and XLF — two structurally related proteins that participate in DSB repair — as a new XRCC4 superfamily member that interacts directly with the DSB repair protein Ku and that is recruited to cellular DNA-damage sites.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.