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UK Chancellor George Osborne unveils a handful of science and technology initiatives.

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Sequencing of mitochondrial DNA from fossil dung indicates bighorn sheep lived on an island long before they were introduced there in 1975.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: complexity of the fruit fly transcriptome, and more.

Doctor Watson Is In

IBM and the New York Genome Center team up to use Watson to personalize cancer treatment.

Rational Scientists?

Scientists can be just as irrational as anyone else, especially when their life's work is on the line.

Mavericks Wanted

A letter to the Guardian from more than two dozen researchers laments the demise of open-ended inquiry and scientific mavericks.

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: approach for documenting repeats, method for estimating telomere length, and more.

Bacterial Spies

Researchers engineer bacteria that can monitor the gut environment.

Mitochondrial Trades

Shoukhrat Mitalipov hopes to bring his mitochondrial replacement technique to the clinic.

Different Approaches

A bill markup session underlines different takes by lawmakers on funding science in the US, ScienceInsider says.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genetic analysis implicates people in moa decline, root of drug resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae, and more.

The New Patrons

American science is being shaped by billionaire science enthusiasts and philanthropists, the New York Times reports.

Peer Review Possibilities

New opportunities open up for online, post-publication peer review commenters.