This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team from the University of Texas describes how an enzyme that enables retroviruses to incorporate their genomes into host cells can be modified to scan for errors in the DNA they create. Reverse transcriptases use an RNA template to generate double-stranded complementary DNA that can integrate into host genomes, but, unlike DNA polymerases, are not believed to be able to proofread these sequences.

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.