NEW YORK, Feb 28 – Critics of President George W. Bush’s smaller-than-hoped-for $2.8 billion increase to $23.1 billion in the proposed NIH budget for fiscal year 2002 may be even more disappointed by the spending packages earmarked for other agencies that support genomics research.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.