This Week in Science

As part of a special issue of Science this week that focuses on cancer, Weill Cornell Medicine researcher and New York Genome Center member Harold Varmus discusses the uncertainty around cancer research funding despite growing interest among policymakers in tackling the disease. He highlights the need for resources to take advantage of the momentum already achieved in combating cancer, while offering ways that national leaders can do so "even without the certainty of additional dollars."

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.